Cardiff University is inviting applications for PhD Studentship in Pharmacy and Optometry. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy. Applications are particularly welcome from applicants who can demonstrate a track record in one or more of the areas mentioned. The deadline for applications is 13 November 2015.
Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Cardiff University in UK. Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Cardiff University in UK.
Programme Provider: Cardiff University, UK
Award can be taken at: UK
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Eligibility: -Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students without further restrictions.
-Academic criteria: Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy. Applications are particularly welcome from applicants who can demonstrate a track record in one or more of the areas mentioned.
-The successful candidate will acquire a range of valuable expertise and knowledge in the skills required to probe and exploit optimised mitochondria targeting.
Open for International Students: The students of UK/EU can apply for the studentship.
Description: There is a pressing need to identify novel molecules with significantly greater electron transport chain potency for patients with mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are central players in the life and death of cells and especially of neurons. Within the brain, the retina ranks amongst the highest energy-consuming systems and the energy-dependence of neurons in the retina is particularly striking. Consequently, strategies to modulate mitochondrial function using small molecules with a view to restore energy production and/or reduce levels of oxidative stress are a promising approach for the treatment of mitochondrial diseases.
Number of award(s): One studentship is available.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Consideration is automatic on applying for PhD in Pharmacy (Full-time), with a start date of January 2016 via Cardiff University’s Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select “I will be applying for a scholarship / grant” and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from School funding.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 13 November 2015.