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Structural Biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 111 Structural Biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Structural Biology offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the intricate world of biological molecules and their structures. It is a field that combines biology, chemistry, and physics to understand the fundamental principles that govern life at a molecular level.

What's it like to study a PhD in Structural Biology?

Studying a PhD in Structural Biology is a fascinating journey into the inner workings of living organisms. You will have the chance to explore the three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules using techniques such as X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

As a PhD student in Structural Biology, you will spend a significant amount of time in the laboratory, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and interpreting complex structures. You will work closely with your supervisor and other researchers in the field, collaborating on projects and sharing knowledge.

In addition to your research, you will also have the opportunity to attend conferences, present your findings, and network with other scientists in the field. This will help you build a strong professional network and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Structural Biology.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Structural Biology

To pursue a PhD in Structural Biology, you will typically need a strong background in biological sciences, chemistry, or a related field. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree, although a Masters degree may also be preferred.

In addition to academic qualifications, research experience and laboratory skills are highly valued. Demonstrating a passion for the subject and a keen interest in molecular structures will greatly enhance your application.

PhD in Structural Biology funding options

Funding for PhDs in Structural Biology may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Structural Biology careers

A PhD in Structural Biology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates go on to work in academia, conducting further research and teaching at universities. Others find employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, where they contribute to drug discovery and development.

Structural biologists are also in demand in government research institutes, where they play a crucial role in understanding and combating diseases. Additionally, careers in scientific publishing, patent law, and science communication are also viable options for those with a PhD in Structural Biology.

Overall, a PhD in Structural Biology equips you with the skills and knowledge to make significant contributions to the field of biological sciences and opens doors to a variety of exciting career paths.

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Viral-surface interactions studied by vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy

The recent COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular fomite transmission of the virus, led to a lot of interest in how viral particles attached to surfaces, their survival times on different materials and how they transferred to hosts. Read more

Protein self assembly induced by multivalent biological metabolites

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Developing novel light-induced in-situ Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods

Light-induced in-situ Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) studies are a growing field in both continuous wave and pulsed EPR. It can be used to monitor photoactivated chemical and biochemical reactions involving radical reagents, projects or intermediates. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden

Are you the next PRISMAS student?. The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. Read more

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