Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance with transition metal complexes.

   Department of Chemistry

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  Prof Jim A Thomas  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Antimicrobial resistance is a rapidly emerging global emergency. Many pathogens are becoming untreatable with standard antibiotics. We have recently identified metal complex-based “theranostics” that can image and treat highly resistant pathogens – see this CBS report on our work:


These leads will be starting points to develop new targeted diagnostics and therapeutics for multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. This multidisciplinary project will involve - and provide training in - organic and inorganic synthesis, state-of-the-art microscopy, and a range of microbiology skills.

All formal applications must be made via the online application portal:


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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project. You should have or expect to gain at least an upper second-class Mchem or Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

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