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  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.
  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.
  PhD in Chemical Biology -- Neuropeptide Research -- University of Vienna
  Prof M Muttenthaler
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases.
  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 2020, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  PhD Studentship: Detection of peroxynitrite using a reactive luminescent lanthanide probe
  Dr S Butler
Application Deadline: 22 August 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CM/SJB-Un1/2020. Start date of studentship. 1st October 2020. Closing date of advert. 22th August 2020.
  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.
  Design and synthesis of DNA encoded libraries of unnatural peptides to discover specific chemical probes
  Prof M Waring, Prof A Kawamura, Prof M Noble, Dr SL Cobb
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Peptides of allow the rapid identification of protein ligands from huge libraries of genetically encoded peptides, including cyclic peptides.
  Harnessing Computational and Structural Biology Platforms for Drug Discovery
  Dr D Cole, Dr N Tatum, Dr E Pohl
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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The spread of low-cost computing and development of data analysis techniques, such as machine learning, promise to improve our understanding of biological disease mechanisms and the design and prioritisation of new pharmaceutical molecules.
  PhD CASE Studentship with AstraZeneca: Small molecule tools to target glucose metabolism in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  Dr C Cano
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020 for 4 years. Overview. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease, which is the third most frequent cause of premature death.
  Hearing colour and seeing sound - switchable polymer molecular imaging agents for visualizing disease progression
  Dr N Boase
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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Molecular imaging aims to use non-invasive techniques to probe and visualize molecules in the body, which can be used to measure biochemical processes and disease progression.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis (TECS)

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Our PhD programme combines world-leading research in chemical synthesis with state-of-the-art training in technology and automation to best prepare you for a career in modern synthetic chemistry.
  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 2020, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  PhD inChemistry - Protein structural mimics through chemical ligation
  Dr D Thomson
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This project targets the interface between chemistry and biology. Chemistry has provided many reactions that can be used to join complex molecules together, these ‘ligation’ reactions are useful, but often leave behind chemical functionality that serves no purpose other than to connect fragments together.
  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 2020, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry Atoms-2-Products: An Integrated Approach Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships

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EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry. Atoms-2-Products. An Integrated Approach. Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships. The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry.
  Designing novel composite polysaccharide nanoparticles for combined diagnosis and treatment of cancers
  Dr E Barbu, Dr A Lalatsa
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer continues to impose a vast burden with regard to financial costs as well as human suffering but the progress in its treatment is hindered by the limited selectivity and significant side-effects that the current chemotherapy demonstrates, representing a major challenge for modern drug delivery.
  New Functional Polymers to enable Re-Use & Recycling
  Prof A Slark
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Recycling and re-use of materials are becoming ever more important to improve environmental outcomes for a more sustainable future.
  Novel synthesis & characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanomaterials are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives from electronics to medicine. The remarkable properties shown by graphene have led to the development of a wide variety of other two-dimensional materials.
  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  PhD in Nanoscience \ Nanoparticles \ Molecular Replication Networks
  Dr Euan Kay, Dr D Philp
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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Are you interested in postgraduate research applying synthetic chemistry to investigate chemical complexity with nanomaterials? Are you an enthusiastic…
  Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR4)Cell-membrane penetrable glycopolymer anchors
  Dr R Becer
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a 36-month position of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry.
  Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR5)Sequence controlled functional polymers for targeted drug delivery
  Dr R Becer
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a 36-month position of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry.
  Understanding receptor clustering via multivalent ligand display
  Dr C Spicer, Prof P Genever
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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Background. Extracellular signalling is a vital means for cells to communicate with each other, respond to their environment, and ultimately form functioning tissues.
  Design and Synthesis of Bifunctional 3-D Building Blocks for Use in Medicinal Chemistry
  Prof P O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Professor Mike Waring (Newcastle University). Background. Fragment-based methods are established for the identification of lead compounds in drug discovery.1 Fragments are small molecules (molecular weight ~150-300) which bind weakly to proteins.
  New Routes to Cyclic Sulfoximine 3-D Fragments for Medicinal Chemistry
  Prof P O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The sulfoximine functional group is becoming increasingly popular within medicinal chemistry groups – notably, sulfoximines have featured in potential cancer treatments in clinical trials such as AZD6738 developed by AstraZeneca.
  Understanding receptor clustering via multivalent ligand display
  Dr C Spicer, Prof P Genever
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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Background. Extracellular signalling is a vital means for cells to communicate with each other, respond to their environment, and ultimately form functioning tissues.
  Inorganic approaches to 18F-based positron emission tomography (PET) imaging applications
  Prof G Reid
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Professors Gill Reid. Co-supervisor Bill Levason. Project description. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD studentship based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton.
  PhD Studentship – Synthesis of new Chromophors to use in Optoelectronic applications
  Dr R Rios Torres
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas sensing plays a key role in enabling many different technologies used to monitor the emissions from different sources. Photonic gas sensors exhibit unique advantages of building a CMOS-compatible, cost-effective, and portable sensing system fully integrated on a single chip.
  Rapid materials discovery: parallel synthesis of mixed anion layered compounds
  Dr G Hyett
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Geoffrey Hyett. Project description. A fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship in materials chemistry at the University of Southampton is available.
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