PhD Position in Pharmacognosy/Microbiology at the Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology in Uppsala University, Sweden 2011
Scholarship Provider: Uppsala University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
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The person we seek must possess a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent, 240 “högskolepoäng”) in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy or a related field. The person should have a strong interest and general skills in pharmacognosy, peptide chemistry, microbiology and bacterial genetics. A track record from undergraduate research projects or research schools in those fields is of advantage. Depending on the persons basic education and/or the persons background, additional education at the institution may be obtained in the specific area of research.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: Cyclotides are small cyclic peptides with high biological activity including bacterial killing. This project aims to explore the antibacterial activity of different cyclotides, the structural requirements for this killing, the mechanism(s) by which cyclotides kill bacteria and how bacteria acquire resistance. The project will involve both microbiology/molecular biology studies of bacteria as well as pharmacognosy and medicinal chemistry of cyclotides. Supervision will be provided by Dr. Ulf Göransson (pharmacognosy part) and Prof. Dan Andersson (microbiology part).
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 19 October, 2011