Category: PhD opportunities

IBioIC Call for CTP Projects

IBioIC logoIBioIC has launched its 6th Call for IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD programme projects.

A key activity of IBioIC is the support of industrially relevant PhD Projects that bring biotechnology closer to industrialization. IBioIC currently manage a PhD portfolio of IBioIC and BBSRC funded projects, delivered as part of our Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP). All IBioIC project applications are assessed by way of competition. The call for PhD Projects commencing October 2019 is now open (closing 1st October 2018 at noon).

More information can be found HERE

PhD opportunity: Engineering spatial segregation within bacterial hosts for bio-therapeutic protein production

Dr Steffi Frank, a new lecturer in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL has PhD opportunity on micro compartments for protein folding and production.

More information can be found on PRiSM and on FindaPhD:!/?project=209

The overall aim of this project is to develop an alternative method to traditional disulphide bond formation approaches (folding in the eukaryotic endoplasmic reticulum and in the periplasm of prokaryotes) by engineering compartmentalisation within the bacterial cytoplasm of bacteria such as E. coli which will allow for an environment that promotes correct protein folding and disulphide bond formation of recombinant proteins.