Postgraduate research project

Artificial cyclic peptide library for novel antimicrobial resistance therapeutics and targeted delivery

Fully funded (UK only)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

A fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship is available for drug discovery research on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The project is highly multidisciplinary and will pioneer discoveries of novel therapeutics.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest global health threats of our time. Understanding how to design drugs able to circumvent the bacterial envelope barrier will boost the pool of antibacterial drugs dramatically. A library of natural/unnatural peptide library will be applied and the ideal artificial molecule would be predicted using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and be applied for targeted delivery of therapeutic oligonucleotides/siRNA, and discovery of potent antibiotic.

If successful, you will join a dynamic and enthusiastic group at the School of Chemistry and the School of Biological Sciences with outstanding facilities and vibrant environment provided by the departments.

Funding for this project is offered by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Integrated Systems for Defence & Security (CISDnS), which will recruit motivated and inquisitive candidates across the themes of digital, physical and biological systems to provide a diverse and interconnected cohort training environment. You will learn about the wider challenges of research and innovation within the Defence & Security sector from both your peers and the numerous industry partners supporting the Centre.

This PhD studentship is open only to UK applicants.