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PhD Studentship in Engineering Biology approaches to Functionalised Hydrogel Production

University of Nottingham - Science

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Nottingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £18,622 per annum, for 2023
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 16th January 2024
Reference: SCI241

UoN Supervisor names  Neil Thomas

This BBSRC CASE DTP project will be of interest to doctoral candidates who have a strong interest in biomaterials research and peptide modification and bioconjugation. Hence it is a suitable project for candidates with a background in biotechnology, bioengineering, biochemistry or biological chemistry. The research will focus on the use of synthetic/engineering biology methods to develop new hydrogels as bespoke scaffolds for cell niches that are required in regenerative medicine and animal-free drug testing. The student will be trained in advanced, sustainable and low environmental impact methods for protein generation including chemoenzymatic posttranslational modification together with mammalian cell culture and a wide range of imaging and biomaterials characterisation techniques. The research will be conducted between the research groups of Neil Thomas and Cathy Merry in the Biodiscovery Institute at the University of Nottingham (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/research-areas/biodiscovery-institute/biodiscoveryinstitute.aspx). This research complex offers state of the art facilities and a vibrant and supportive research culture, housing 850 researchers from the Schools of Chemistry, Medicine, Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine and Science. The student will have continuous close contact with the industrial partner, PeptiMatrix (https://www.PeptiMatrix.com/) who are a rapidly expanding biotechnology company that has spun out of the University and are currently co-located in the Biodiscovery Institute. The industrial supervisor, Dr John Curd graduated from the BBSRC DTP and hence has a good appreciation of the demands of the PhD studentship. The student appointed will spend a 3-6 month period working within PeptiMatrix’s laboratory, gaining firsthand experience in a broad range of activities in a fast growing biotechnology start-up.

Award Start Date            October 2024

Duration of Award          4 years

Terms and Conditions    

Home and international students are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Funding is available for four years from late September 2024. The award covers tuition fee (£4,712) at the home rate plus an annual stipend which was (£18,622) for 2023. This is set by the Research Councils. Please note that successful international candidates will be put forward for a University Fees Difference Scholarship to cover the difference between the home and international fee.

To apply and check your eligibility, please click go to https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/bbdtp/apply/how-to-apply.aspx and you can find further information about how to apply to our programme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to neil.thomas@nottingham.ac.uk or bbdtp@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

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