Warwick colleagues select some of the most important elements to them from the Periodic Table, an idea first presented by Russian chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev 150 years ago this month.
Funded PhD studentships available in the Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Sciences
The Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Sciences is recruiting the next generation of analytical scientists. With the world-leading facilities and expertise in Analytical Science at Warwick and partner external facilities (e.g., Diamond, ILL, ISIS) at their disposal, our students will graduate with a unique combination of skills in exploiting synergies between different experimental methods, e.g., diffraction, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, microscopy and NMR, and in harnessing the power of combining data collection with experimental design, statistical analysis and simulation. Research and training will be delivered from across physical sciences, engineering and manufacturing, statistics, life and medical sciences in close partnership with industry, with research areas including pharmaceuticals, agro-chemicals and additives, soft matter, biological systems, energy and functional materials.
How to apply: We invite applications from recent graduates with a strong first degree in any related discipline, including Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics and Statistics. Studentships are available for UK citizens for September 2019 entry (full fees + consumables budget and minimum £14k stipend). EU students can apply for a limited number of stipends covering tuition fees. Applications are invited throughout the year.
Several studentship opportunities for PhD study are available in the Chemistry Department of Warwick University.
Collaboration with University of Virginia on blood plasma zinc dynamics
Collaborative work between the Blindauer group and the teams of Prof. Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), Dr Maksymilian Chruszcz (University of South Carolina) and Dr Alan Stewart (University of St. Andrews) has been highlighted in a press release entitled “Here’s How Your Body Transports Zinc to Protect Your Health“.
This relates to a recent joint publication which reports the first X-ray crystal structures of human and equine serum albumins bound to zinc. Serum albumin is the major carrier of zinc in the blood and is required for the effective systemic distribution of this essential nutrient. The new findings are published in the RSC journal Chemical Science. Full text of the open-access article is available here.