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Organic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Synthesis of carbon based catalysts for the sustainable upgrade of agro-waste pyrolysis products into biofuels for rural areas
  Dr R Volpe
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Thermochemical breakdown of biomass via Pyrolysis or Gasification provides a facile alternative for the upgrading of agro-waste to energy vectors.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  Prediction of sustainability performance of ionic liquids using a group contribution framework
  Dr R Cuellar-Franca, Dr C Avendano, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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The versatility and wide range of applications of ionic liquids (ILs) offer industry with endless possibilities for sustainable innovation.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of novel inhibitors of the JAK-STAT signalling pathway with potential application as immune oncology agents
  Dr R Whitehead, Dr K Finegan, Prof N Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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Small molecule inhibitors of the JAK-STAT signalling pathway often possess interesting biological properties with many displaying potent anti-proliferative activity towards cancer cell lines.
  Molecular machines that “read” and “write”
  Dr S Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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A key feature of biological systems is the storage and transmission of information, which maintains the complex chemical networks and functions within cells.
  Programmable Enzymatic Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
  Prof S Flitsch, Prof P Barran
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to devise a conceptually novel and general platform that will deliver a step-change in complexity of de novo biosynthetic pathways by moving from manual to automated design, build and test.
  Synthesis and computation to understand and redesign self-assembling carbohydrate materials
  Prof R Field, Dr A Almond
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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Polysaccharides are widespread in nature and fulfil many important biological functions; they are important foodstuffs and they are exploited as bulk commodities across industry sectors due to their physical properties.
  Synthesis of ribonucleosides using biocatalytic cascades
  Prof N Turner, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Background – Current state of the art for the synthesis of Anti-Sense Oligonucleotides employs solid phase synthesis. The ASOs are assembled from individual ribonucleotides which themselves are often requiring complicated multistep routes to prepare.
  Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into Enzymatic Degradation of Waste Plastics
  Dr L Wong, Dr C F Blanford
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics are a broad range of solid polymeric materials that have found widespread application as industrial components and consumer goods.
  The chemical glycobiology of carbohydrate metabolism
  Prof R Field, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbohydrates are widespread in nature and fulfil many important biological functions. However, the biology of carbohydrates is much less well explored than that of nucleic acids and proteins.
  Towards artificial signal transduction in living cells
  Dr S Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of synthetic molecules able to transmit biochemical information across phospholipid bilayers could lead to a new type of synthetic biology, where the introduction of orthogonal signalling pathways leads to ‘short-circuiting’ of natural signalling networks in cells.
  EPSRC CDT in Integrated Catalysis – iCAT

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Applications are invited from qualified graduates for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the area of Integrated Catalysis at The University of Manchester, starting in October 2019.
  (MRC DTP) Design and synthesis of new antivirulence drugs for treatment of tuberculosis
  Dr L Tabernero, Dr S Butterworth, Prof D Procter
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem that affects billions of people worldwide and the emergence of severe anti microbial resistance (AMR) to current antibiotics is now the main challenge to eradicate the disease.
  (MRC DTP) New strategies for immuno-PET radiochemistry
  Dr A McMahon, Dr M Fairclough, Prof K Williams
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Aims. To enhance immunoPET availability through. 1. Significant reduction in antibody usage. 2. Development of a secondary [18F]affibody approach applicable to all mAbs.
  (MRC DTP) Design of allosteric small molecule inhibitors of fibrosis using advanced molecular simulation techniques
  Dr R A Bryce, Dr K Piper Hanley, Dr R Whitehead
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Integrins are a family of protein receptors that play a major role in cell survival, growth and migration. Their function is to transmit signals across the cell membrane by undergoing an elegant large scale structural rearrangement.
  Structure based design of novel warheads for use in peptide-drug conjugates
  Dr S Butterworth, Dr A Tirella, Dr D Wiseman
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML) is an orphan disease defined by myeloid dysplasia, myeloproliferation and a malignant expansion of classical monocytes.
  Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years) Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

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Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years). Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath is now accepting applications for the October 2019 intake.
  Development and Mechanistic Understanding of Photocatalytic Transformations
  Dr A J Cresswell
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the Department of Chemistry. The aim of this project is to develop new approaches to the synthesis of medicinally-relevant amine-containing compounds, using visible-light photoredox catalysis and flow chemistry.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Investigation of the oxidative stress response to parasitic nematode infection
  Prof S Bull
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September 2020.
  Improving the success of antibody based drugs by characterising the patients’ immune system
  Dr A Watts
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The University of Bath, in conjunction with Qualasept Ltd, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship. SUPERVISORY TEAM.
  Polymeric Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Regenerative medicine aims to repair injured or diseased tissues using a multidisciplinary approach to stimulate natural repair mechanisms or promote healing through the transplantation of cells, often the patient’s own stem cells.
  Probing Conformational Change in Protein Kinases Using Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Unnatural Amino Acids
  Dr C Dodson, Dr I M Eggleston
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will be a collaboration between Dr Charlotte Dodson (lead), Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath;.
  Investigating Potential Applications of Functional DNA-based Materials and Sensors
  Prof J Tucker
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project falls into the areas of supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology and DNA nanotechnology and involves the preparation and study of DNA-based materials and sensors.
  Optical Interferometric Biosensor with Lab-on-Chip
  Dr R Gupta
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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This project aims to develop an interferometric biosensor integrated with microchip electrophoresis for potential applications in point-of-care diagnostics.
  Responsive Polymer Nanostructures - the Synthesis of Novel Responsive Polymers and their subsequent self-assembly
  Prof R O'Reilly
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available from October 2018 in the group led by Professor Rachel O’Reilly studying the synthesis of novel responsive polymers and their subsequent self-assembly.
  Biodegradable composite materials (Bio-PolyMOFs) for applications in targeted delivery of drugs to improve healthcare and reduce antimicrobial resistance in developing countries and worldwide
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr A L Kelly, Dr M Katsikogianni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global challenges and is linked to the use of unnecessarily high doses of orally administered antibiotics following medical surgery and infections.
  Ion channel gating kinetics and structure implication for drug delivery
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr L Shang, Dr Z Hughes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ion channels are proteins which sit in the membrane of every cell in the body and control the flow of positively charged ions such as sodium and potassium into and out of the cell.
  Chemical Biology of the Genome and the Epigenome
  Prof S Balasubramanian
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in the group led by Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, on a multidisciplinary project exploiting both chemistry and biology to explore fundamental mechanisms of genome function (http://www.balasubramanian.co.uk).
  Development and Application of Novel PET Markers of Neuroinflammation
  Dr F Aigbirhio
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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This project’s objective is to develop novel in vivo PET probes for application as sensitive markers of neuroinflammatory processes which are key components of several pathologies, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and dementias.
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