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Quantitative optical mesoscopy for screening of novel antimicrobial compounds

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    Prof G McConnell
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one the biggest health challenges facing us today. Research is urgently required to support the rapid discovery and screening of novel antibiotics and to reduce the time and cost involved in bringing these to market. This project seeks to develop new imaging and analysis techniques to allow effective screening and study of novel antimicrobial candidates. These new methods will be based on the Mesolens, a new giant lens that can image very large specimens with unusually high spatial resolution. Working at both the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) and at the National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, UK), the student will gain experience in two multi-disciplinary research labs, and will learn advanced microscopy, data analysis and image processing, cell culture, and basic biochemistry.

Candidates should have or expect to be awarded a 1st class/2:1 degree in a relevant subject (physics, chemistry, biology…), want to use their scientific skills to improve our understanding of human health and disease, and be excited to work as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-national, energetic research team. Full funding (fees & stipend) for UK/EU nationals.

The project will offer cutting-edge research training in optical physics, microscopy and imaging, and cell biology as well as postgraduate teaching and training as part of the SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) partnership through the Graduate School. Financial support will be made available for presentation of results at national and international conferences.

The successful applicant will have dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research and will have good communication skills.

Please send enquiries to Prof. Gail McConnell - [Email Address Removed].

Funding Notes

The studentship is fully funded for UK/EU candidates over the 4 year duration of study.

How good is research at University of Strathclyde in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 27.00

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