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Understanding the photostability of DNA through dynamics simulations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The photostability of DNA nucleobases has decisive implications for early evolution and is a property that has fascinated researchers for years. Here, a new approach is proposed allowing to tackle the question through a newly developed highly efficient method for performing photodynamics simulations (PCCP, 2019, 21, 57-69). Using this method, the five natural nucleobases as well as a number of analogous structures will be studied, and it will be possible to elucidate ultrafast processes occurring in the first picosecond after photoexcitation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Physics.

A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: basic use of programming or scripting languages.

All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements:

How to apply

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number CM/FP-Un1/2019 -

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.

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