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New Fluorometric Assays for Drug Discovery and Plankton Respiration (MUNOZMU20SCIO)


Project Description

Applications are welcome for this PhD project in the School of Chemistry to work in the research group of Dr María Paz Muñoz in collaboration with Dr María Marín (School of Chemsitr), Prof Robinson (School of Environmental Sciences) and Dr García-Martín (Nationa Oceanographic Centre). The project aims to develop novel fluorometric assays that will overcome the drawbacks of, and therefore compete with, the commercially available colorimetric assays currently used to evaluate the potential of newly developed drugs, for cell viability studies and to study the respiration of marine organisms that are involved in climate mediation. The PhD student will be involved in the synthesis of novel fluorescent probes and the development of the biological assays in the medicinal and marine environment, towards commercialisation. The student will acquire a complete training in chemistry, including medicinal and marine chemistry, transferable skills and the knowledge to transfer academic ideas to industry.

For more information on the project’s supervisor, please visit: https://people.uea.ac.uk/m_munoz-herranz
Type of programme: PhD
Start date of project: October 2020
Mode of study: full time
Studentship length: funded for 3 years
Location: UEA
Entry requirements: a. acceptable first degree in Chemistry or related discipline. The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.

Funding Notes

This PhD project is in a competition for a Faculty of Science funded studentship. Funding is available to UK/EU applicants and comprises home/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009 for 3 years.

Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (which for 2019-20 are detailed on the University’s fees pages at View Website . Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual increase).

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