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Single Molecule Biophysics: Molecular Mechanics of Enzymes - Molecular Mechanics of Enzyme – PhD (Funded)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Living Systems Institute in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Project Description: Biophysics
Interdisciplinary research in the Vollmer lab is cutting-edge. We explore biophysics and biochemistry at the very limits of what humans are capable of investigating. You will apply Nano Sensors to explore Nature’s smallest entities such as single molecules and their pico Newton forces.
Have you ever wondered about how our bodies might work at the nanoscale, a scale at which we are composed of individual biomolecules? Where individual biomolecules such as enzymes take on the role of molecular machines, and where parts of a protein move like the pistons of an engine? How can one observe and analyse such intricate systems?

Your research will address these questions. My laboratory develops optical techniques to directly visualise living machinery. We are interested in looking at biological nanomachines, such as motor proteins and enzymes, as they function and while disturbing them as little as possible.

Our micro-optical devices and spectrometers have important applications in health, environment, security, and astronomy.

https://vollmerlab.net

This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,009 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award but no stipend. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding. Further information about eligibility can be found here.

Funding Notes

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Living Systems Institute in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

References

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3762

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