This inter-disciplinary project will be carried out jointly between Liverpool and CIC biomaGUNE (a Bionanomaterials research institution in San Sebastain, northern Spain). The Spanish supervisors will be Prof Manuel Martin-Lomas and Dr Niels Reichardt. Applications are invited from students from residents of the UK and EU who are strongly motivated for research and discovery and either hold or expect to obtain, a First or Upper Second class Honours or an equivalent degree (eg Masters level) in natural sciences or medicine.
Applications will be reviewed starting from 15 September.
Inter-disciplinary 4-year PhD studentships where the successful candidate will spend two years in Spain and two in Liverpool. This studentship is open to candidates from any European country, including Spain and the UK. The scholarship will cover the tuition fee and provide a tax-free salary of £14000 per annum.
Zhi Z, Laurent N, Powell AK, Voglmeir J, Wright A, Karamanska R, Fais M, Blackburn J, Crocker PR, Russell D, Flitsch S, Field R. & Turnbull JE. (2008) A Versatile Gold Surface Approach for Fabrication and Interrogation of Glycoarrays. ChemBioChem 9, 1568-1575.
SE Guimond, TM Puvirajesinghe, M Skidmore, I Kalus, T Dierks, EA Yates and JE Turnbull. (2009) Rapid purification and high sensitivity analysis of heparan sulfate from cells and tissues: towards glycomics profiling. J Biol Chem. 284, 25714-25722. Paper of Week & Cover image.
AK Powell, YA Ahmed, Yates EA & JE Turnbull (2010) Generating heparan sulfate saccharide libraries for glycomics applications. Nature Protocols 5, 829-841 (2010)
Construction of N-Glycan Microarrays by Using Modular Synthesis and On-Chip Nanoscale Enzymatic Glycosylation. Serna S., Etxebarria J., Ruiz N., Martin-Lomas M. and Reichardt N.C.; Chem. Eur. J. 16, 13163 - 13175 (2010).
A New Linker for Solid-Phase Synthesis of Heparan Sulfate Precursors by Sequential Assembly of Monosaccharide Building Blocks. Czechura P., Guedes N., Kopitzki S., Vazquez N., Martin-Lomas M. and Reichardt N.C.; Chem. Commun. 47, 8 2390 - 2392 (2011).
Application Deadline:15 December 2011
PhD Supervisor:Prof J E Turnbull
Co-Supervisor:Dr E A Yates
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