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Organic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in York

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  Photochemical Pathways of Photoinitiators: a Study for Inkjet Applications and Beyond
  Dr J N Moore, Prof S Duckett
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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This PhD project will explore the mode of action of the latest generation of organic photoinitiators used in industrial UV inkjet printing and beyond.
  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.
  Development of chemical biology tools to study mammalian O-mannosylation pathways
  Dr L Willems, Prof G Davies
Applications accepted all year round

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The field of chemical biology aims to design and synthesize chemical tools (such as inhibitors, substrate mimics, or enzyme probes) to answer fundamental questions in biology.
  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.
  Developing dual-mode therapeutic systems to attack cancer tumours
  Prof D K Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a challenging disease target, requiring wide-ranging strategies for intervention. Given the difficulties in treating recalcitrant tumours, multi-mode therapies are of significant potential value.
  Sustainable catalysis: Using solar energy for the oxidation of organic compounds
  Dr R E Douthwaite
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a clear need to develop processes that minimise the consumption of limited energy resources and reduce waste detrimental to the environment.
  Redox-active twistacenes: putting new twists on pi-electron acceptor design
  Dr A-J Avestro
Applications accepted all year round

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The Avestro Group seeks a talented and motivated PhD student to carry out a 3-year research project on the development of a new class of functional organic materials based on twisted π-conjugated polyaromatics.
  Dyes and Liquid Crystals: Molecular Designs for Guest-Host Applications
  Dr J N Moore, Dr S Cowling
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. A variety of devices for colour and monochrome displays can be obtained by incorporating a dye as a guest in a liquid crystalline (LC) host, providing a flexible route to light-scattering devices that can operate in strong ambient light, including outdoors.
  Nutrient-Mediated Delivery of ‘Dual Warhead’ Antimicrobials
  Dr A Routledge, Prof A-K Duhme-Klair
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbial resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem. Until recently, antibiotics of the fluoroquinolone-type provided some of the most active broad-spectrum antibacterial agents on the market.
  Studies on the Total Synthesis of Streptosetin A
  Dr P Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Streptosetin A has anti-tumour activity and contains a decalin ring system and a tetramic acid group, which are non-trivial to construct.
  Developing greener alternatives for 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.
  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.
  Development of magnetic nanoparticles for in vivo tissue regeneration
  Dr D Ungar, Prof P G Genever
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The regeneration of injured tissues can best be achieved through the action of appropriate stem cells that proliferate and differentiate to heal the injury.
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