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  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Developing an enzymatic toolbox to make complex modified peptides
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr W Houssen, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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The pharmaceutical industry has identified a major gap in its portfolio. On the one hand, they are excellent at discovering small molecules that act via a lock and key type mechanism.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  The synthesis and photolysis of photoacid generators used in polymer resists for making silicon chips
  Dr M J Plater, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymer resists are used as thin films in the manufacture of silicon chips. They are spin coated onto a silicon wafer and irradiated through a pattern in a mask.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
  Functionalisation of cellulose particles to impart surfactant properties - a project combining organic synthesis and materials chemistry
  Dr J Chen
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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A fully funded PhD scholarship is currently available for a student with a interest in both organic synthesis and materials chemistry.
  Asymmetric catalysis using environmentally benign calcium complexes
  Dr B Ward
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Ben Ward http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38527-ward-benjamin is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project ’Asymmetric catalysis using environmentally benign calcium complexes’.
  Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications
  Dr A Logsdail
Applications accepted all year round

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Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications. PhD Supervisor. Dr. Andrew J. Logsdail http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/481607-logsdail-andrew.
  Investigating the use of photoactive crystalline porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a platform for nanofluidic devices
  Dr T Easun
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Dr Timothy Easun http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69904-easun-tim is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project ’Metal-Organic Frameworks and Supramolecular Photochemistry’.
  The Productive Merger of the Borrowing Hydrogen Principle with Organocatalysis
  Dr L Morrill
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for self-funded students wishing to perform research towards a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry under the supervision of Dr Louis C.
  PhD position in biomaterials
  Prof A Melman, Prof E Katz
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD position in the field of biomaterials at Clarkson University (Potsdam NY) is available. The project will involve experimental studies in derivatization of biologically active molecules and biopolymers, and development of new methodologies for their controlled release.
  Development of novel nanostructures for the next generation of Fuel Cell vehicles
  Dr E Gkanas
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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For hydrogen storage applications, Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) have been tested due to their high porosity and large surface area (can be used to trap hydrogen molecules).
  Smart sniffer device for detection of illicit substances
  Dr E Dossi
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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The project is of high international relevance due to need to fight organised crime as well as supporting and facilitating the activities of security practitioners at national and EU level and aligns with the CDS strategic priorities.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Synthesis and Anti-Cancer Evaluation of New Heterocyclic Quinones
  Prof F Aldabbagh, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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The group has published on small molecules with specificity towards hypoxic cells associated with solid tumours, reductase enzymes over-expressed in cancer, as well as, aziridines that induce hypersensitivity from Fanconi anaemia cells and those carrying mutations in the BRCA (Breast Cancer Susceptibility) genes.
  PhD Studentship in Electrochemical Surface Science of Inorganic Clusters on a 2-Dimensional Material
  Dr S Mertens
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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A fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship in the area of electrochemical surface science of inorganic clusters on a 2D material is available in the group of Dr Stijn (Stan) Mertens at the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in October 2019.
  Twisted Aromatic Molecules for Energy Applications
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will involve the synthesis of twisted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with functionality suitable for organic solar cells and energy storage applications.
  Covalent Organic Frameworks for Solar Energy Conversion
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Reference number. CM/IW-Un2/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  Novel Cyclic Peptides for Biomedical Imaging and Therapeutic Targeting
  Prof M Zanda
Applications accepted all year round

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Cyclic Peptides have a wide range of applications as drugs and diagnostics, and have often higher receptor affinity, metabolic stability and better pharmacokinetic properties compared to their linear counterparts, but their synthesis still presents significant challenges.
  Novel synthetic approaches to antimicrobial natural products and investigations of their bioactivity
  Prof A Malkov
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of the project is to develop new highly effective anti-tubercular agents. Previously, it has been established that terpenes isolated from marine organisms possess a number of important antibacterial properties.
  Rapid Synthesis of Fluorinated Drug Scaffolds
  Dr G Weaver
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will involve the synthesis and characterisation of new heterocyclic compounds which can act as core scaffolds for drug development.
  Total synthesis of marine polycyclic ether natural products to tackle Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr M Kimber
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This project will develop an efficient asymmetric synthesis of marine polycyclic ether natural products.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Multiple PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School Many-Particle Systems in Structured Environments in Dresden (Germany)

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Call for applications for. Multiple PhD Positions. at the. International Max Planck Research School. Many-Particle Systems in Structured Environments.
  Creating Materials to Deliver Stem Cell Products
  Dr Mark Del Borgo, Dr Ketav Kulkarni, Prof R Widdop, Prof Mibel Aguilar
Applications accepted all year round

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Stem cell therapy holds immense potential as a treatment paradigm for a number of conditions. However, currently the therapeutic outcome is often limited by low cell survivability, poor integration within the host tissue of the stroke brain and non-sustained delivery over the period of treatment.
  Synthesis of biocompatible conducting nanowires
  Dr Mark Del Borgo, Dr Ketav Kulkarni, Prof Mibel Aguilar
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to functionalise β-peptides with organic conductors to create novel biocompatible conducting nanowires. Organic bioelectronics studies the development of devices that translate an electrical signal into a physiological response from cells, tissues or organs.
  PhD Studentship in Inorganic Chemistry – Unconventional Alkali Metal Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
  Dr K Izod
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to bring alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs) chemistry into new vistas for the first time over 100 years, and develop applications in energy storage and catalysis.
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