About the Project
This project will develop the capabilities that underpin this vision. This will be achieved by exploiting synthetic α-helical coiled-coil peptides designed rationally to switch between active and inactive conformations in response to changes in the local environment. By integrating these synthetic molecules with electronic circuitry, you will develop mechanisms to switch their conformation and thus biomolecular self-assembly electronically. In addition to potential for application in nanofabrication, technologies and capabilities that emerge from this proposal could impact on molecular computation, environmental monitoring, healthcare and artificial catalytic pathways.
Successful applicants will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities through the York JEOL Nanocentre, the Bioscience Technology Facility, the Department of Electronic Engineering Cleanroom and the newly refurbished Bioinspired Technologies Laboratory. This project requires a highly multi-disciplinary approach to research and would suit enthusiastic candidates with a background in electronic engineering, physics, chemistry, biophysics, biological sciences or a related discipline.
Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/. Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.
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