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Organic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Oxidative transformations of alkylboronic esters.
  Dr BM Partridge
Applications accepted all year round

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Building on work in the Partridge group, this project will explore new oxidative transformations of alkylboronic esters. This work is suitable for ambitious students with a strong interest organic synthesis, and will involve aspects of catalysis, organoboron chemistry, and asymmetric synthesis..
  Screening of chemical libraries using iPS models for investigating the role of prion protein in Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. AD has been identified as a protein misfolding disease (proteopathy). The disease is caused by accumulation of two major amyloids.
  Synthesis of saturated nitrogen heterocycles and alkaloids by using organolithiums or dipolar cycloaddition chemistry
  Prof I Coldham
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research group focuses on the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds, especially with chiral organometallic compounds and dipolar cycloaddition reactions.
  Ynone trifluoroborate salts: Versatile reagents for organic synthesis
  Prof JPA Harrity
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently developed a new class of functionality rich intermediates based on ynone trifluoroborate salts. These compounds can be elaborated in multiple ways e.g.
  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.
  Materials for Next-Generation Batteries
  Dr T Schoetz
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Theresa Schoetz. Co-supervisor Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences - Fully funded 4-year doctoral studentships

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TMCS is the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. In the TMCS programme, you will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core areas of.
  New directions in Cu-catalysed cross-coupling
  Dr AJB Watson
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully funded PhD studentships, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, are available in the lab of Dr Allan Watson at the University of St Andrews.
  PhD in Enantioselective Catalysis and mechanistic studies
  Dr A Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research is currently directed towards developing catalytic methods for the promotion of a range of synthetic transformations with varying applications in enantioselective catalysis.
  PhD in the Biosynthesis and Enzymology of Fluorine Containing Metabolites in Streptomyces Bacteria
  Prof D O'Hagan
Applications accepted all year round

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Research in the O’Hagan group has had a focus on the biosynthesis of fluorine containing natural products and the identification of a fluorination enzyme, ‘the fluorinase’, from Streptomyces cattleya.[1] Fluorine is very rare in nature, and in those rare cases where an organism can form a C-F bond from fluoride ion, then the enzymology is unique and interesting.
  PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials

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The International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials is a joint PhD programme between the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, Technische Universität Dresden and the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
  Control of organic gels for tailored applications
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr P Mulheran
Applications accepted all year round

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Organic gels are widely used in industry and on the laboratory scale to produce materials for a variety of applications in energy and nanomaterials.
  Quantum-enhanced multiphoton fluorescence microscopy
  Dr L Caspani, Dr J Hastie
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Duration. 3.5 yrs. Background. Quantum Technologies are driving significant advancements in many fields ranging from communications and imaging to metrology and computing.
  Regioregular phthalocyanines for phototherapy
  Dr R Edkins
Applications accepted all year round

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This project based within Dr Robert Edkins’ Group will use synthetic chemistry and photophysical measurements to develop phthalocyanines for photothermal and photodynamic therapy with combined photoacoustic or fluorescence capabilities.
  PhD Studentship in Biodegradable Polymers: New Directions in Controlled Radical Ring-opening Polymerization
  Dr P Roth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project involves the development of novel biodegradable polymers for applications in biomedicine and materials science. Accepted candidates will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey and work in the Roth research group in the recently renovated Joseph Kenyon laboratory.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Improving the Performance of Flexible Packaging Adhesives
  Mrs N Hartley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Huntsman Polyurethanes based in Everberg Belgium. Polyurethanes are used in many technological applications ranging from adhesives for a variety of products to foams for furniture and sandwich panels.
  Glycosylated coordination complexes for luminescent imaging of lectins
  Prof M Gibson, Prof M Ward
Application Deadline: 23 October 2019

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A 3.5 year PhD studentship is available on a Leverhulme Trust funded grant entitled 'Glycosylated coordination complexes for luminescent imaging of lectins’ with Prof Mike Ward and Prof Matt Gibson of the Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick.
  3D printing of the single crystals
  Research Group: Net-shape Manufacturing
  Dr D Isakov, Assoc Prof G Gibbons
Applications accepted all year round

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THE PROJECT. This project is with leading researchers in WMG’s Net Shape Manufacturing Group. This multidisciplinary project will focus on the development of micro-3D-printing for single crystal growth and controllable mesocrystalline formation of organic molecular materials with tailored functionality.
  Discovering enzymes from plant alkaloid biosynthesis
  Dr B R Lichman, Dr W Unsworth
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Plants produce a variety of nitrogen-containing molecules known as alkaloids,. many of which are bioactive and used as medicines (e.g.
  Elucidating plant alkaloid biosynthesis
  Dr B R Lichman, Dr W Unsworth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Plants are capable of forming complex natural products from simple starting materials. Many of these natural products are bioactive, but access is limited as they are difficult to synthesise using organic chemistry and are present in small quantities in the natural source.
  A dynamic biomaterial-ligand tethering strategy for tissue engineering
  Dr C Spicer, Prof D K Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Biomaterials that can trigger the repair of damaged tissues have the potential to revolutionise the way we treat disease. Materials that can present cells and tissues with powerful biochemical signals, through attached peptides, proteins, and carbohydrates, are particularly effective at controlling regeneration.
  A new route to functionalised, stable Blatter-type free radicals
  Dr V Chechik
Applications accepted all year round

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Although most free radical are highly reactive and have very limited lifetime, some possess excellent stability. The magnetic properties of unpaired electron make such radicals promising building blocks for magnetic materials.
  Biomass derived synthetic polymers
  Prof M North
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers are produced on a multi-million tonne scale per annum and are a high priority to move from non-sustainable petroleum based to sustainably based starting materials.
  Brønsted Acid Catalysed Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers
  Dr P Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over recent years there has been a drive by medicinal chemists to explore more 3-dimensional areas of chemical space. Cyclic ethers, such as the tetrahydropyran (THP) and the tetrahydrofuran (THF) rings, are the most common and 6th most common saturated heterocyclic function present in marketed pharmaceuticals.
  Decision making through artificial chemical intelligence
  Dr J Slattery, Prof I J S Fairlamb
Applications accepted all year round

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Automation will transform the chemical landscape. Powerful robotic platforms can perform reactions or analyses much more rapidly than traditional approaches.1 Ever faster computers allow huge numbers of molecules to be studied in an automated way using computational chemistry.
  Dual-Action Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery Vehicles
  Prof D K Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a challenging disease target, and requires wide-ranging strategies for intervention. Given the difficulties in treating recalcitrant tumours, multi-mode therapies are of significant potential value.
  Studies on the Total Synthesis of Anthracimycin and Related Natural Products
  Dr P Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Anthracimycin 1 and chlorotonil A 2 exhibit extremely potent activity as antibiotic agents, while streptosetin A 3 has anti-tumour activity.
  Synthesis of medicinally important macrocycles via Successive ring expansion
  Dr W Unsworth
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, medium sized rings and macrocycles are made by forming a chemical bond between the two ‘ends’ of a long linear molecule (A), but competing side reactions and/or dimerisation reactions usually dominate in such processes, leading to inefficient reaction processes.
  The greening of peptide synthesis
  Prof M North
Applications accepted all year round

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Peptide synthesis (both solution and solid state) is of fundamental importance to the pharmaceuticals sector. They are therefore expected to play a major role in the future of drug discovery.
  Turning organocatalysts green
  Dr A Routledge, Prof M North
Applications accepted all year round

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Organocatalysis (catalysis using organic molecules) fulfils two green chemistry guidelines1 by avoiding the use of rare metals, and by being catalytic.
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