About the Project
This research is based on a multi-disciplinary group from the Universities of Leicester, Strathclyde and Glasgow. This group brings together expertise in nano-engineering, bio-organic chemistry, photonics, structural biology, RNA splicing and molecular biology, and has been funded by a BBSRC sLOLA grant for 5 years. The PhD project will fit into the heart of this consortium. It will involve the analysis of splicing regulatory proteins, fitted with fluorescent tags, and their association with pre-mRNA and with other proteins in individual complexes. In addition, it will involve developing novel methods for analysing complexes using cryo-electron microscopy. These approaches hold the possibility of making major advances in our understanding.
The University if Leicester is very well equipped for this research. We have several home-built single molecules microscopes, which we have been using for studying splicing for some years, and we have a relatively new and already highly productive cryo-electron microscope.
UK/EU applicants only.
Applicants are required to hold/or expect to obtain a UK Bachelor Degree 2:1 or better in a relevant subject.
The University of Leicester English language requirements apply where applicable: https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/entry-reqs/eng-lang-reqs/ielts-65
How to apply:
To apply for the PhD please refer to the guidelines and use the application link at https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/bbsrc-mibtp
Please also submit your MIBTP notification form at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mibtp/pgstudy/phd_opportunities/application/
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UK/EU fees and stipend at UKRI rates. For 2020 this will be £15,285 pa
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