Bionanotechnological applications of peptides DNA based Immunonanodecoder for the skin Cancer (Peptide synthesis, Biological Chemistry)
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Lincoln, UK, has an opportunity for a fully-funded PhD studentship in Biological Chemistry. The focus of the studentship is to develop the Immuno-nanodecoder for the accurate molecular characterization of skin cancer (melanoma) cellular models and to evaluate the in vitro response to experimental therapies.
The successful candidate will interact with a team of experts from established international consortia including the University of Lincoln, UK, University of Rome, University of Udine, Italy, University of Temple, USA, and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is an exciting interdisciplinary project in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, biological chemistry and nanotechnology.
The student will also develop expertise in peptide synthesis, drug delivery, nanotechnology and biological applications of DNA-protein nanodevices in detection of melanoma. As a part of this studentship, the student will be expected to spend five months in the University of Temple, USA, and two months in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. These international visits are funded via the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
This fully-funded PhD studentship is available for start as soon as a suitable candidate is found. It will cover UK/EU fees and provide a stipend of £1,000 per month. The duration of the studentship is 3.5 years full-time.
All Candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) or an appropriate Master’s degree or equivalent in the chemistry. A minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7 (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language. Funded studentship is open to both UK/EU students unless otherwise specified.
How to Apply
Expressions of interest can be made by submitting a motivation letter outlining experience in organic synthesis, peptide synthesis and views on the inter interdisciplinary research, cv and two recommendation letters. This should be sent to: [email protected]
Deadline for the current studentship call is 5th March 2015. After the closing date, applicants interested in this research area are still encouraged to contact the lead supervisor to discuss other potential projects or sources of funding.
DNA Origami and melanoma
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