About the Project
Note: Northcote Trust PhD scholarships for UK residents to undertake a PhD in Australia are now open until mid-August! Contact Yu Heng if you are a UK resident interested in applying. (http://britain-australia.org.uk/about/strategic-partners/northcotetrust/)
This project involves the chemical and biological modification of encapsulins, bacterial proteins that spontaneously assemble into hollow ~30 nm shells (see Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1311). A unique feature of encapsulins is their ability to house other molecules, in a targeted binding process that is mediated by a simple peptide tag. These projects will involve creating nano-sized reaction vessels by functionalising the interior of these shells with synthetic molecules. These encapsulin compartments will then be probed in a range of functional assays to establish new applications in catalysis.
Prospective candidates should contact Dr Yu Heng Lau for further information.
The applicant should provide:
2. academic transcript
3. personal statement, explaining why they are interested in the PhD project
4. contact details of two academic referees
Applicants must have a background in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or synthetic biology. Applicants must also demonstrate a desire to build skills in organic chemistry, molecular biology, protein biochemistry and nanotechnology.
Applicants must also meet the University requirements for English language proficiency.
Finally, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for independent scholarships.
Y. H. Lau, T. W. Giessen, W. J. Altenburg, P. A. Silver
Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1311. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03768-x
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