Doctoral student in a lab

Design and Synthesis of a Prospective Drug Candidate Against Diabetes

  • School: School of Science and Technology
  • Starting: 2018
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU)

Overview

Diabetes is the 8th largest killer disease in the world, with 3.2 million cases diagnosed in the UK and numbers projected to increase in the UK and worldwide.  New treatments to for the treatment of type 2 diabetes are required. This medicinal chemistry project involves the design and synthesis of a prospective drug candidates based on biologically active lead compounds which stimulate insulin secretion.

The project will involve an interdisciplinary mix of medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry, computational chemistry, for the design and screening of potential lead structures and hands on biology testing potential candidates.  Appropriate training will be given in all aspects of the project.

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry as well as an interest in biochemical experimentation and cell culture.

For informal queries about the project, please contact Dr Chris Garner – Christopher.garner@ntu.ac.uk

Applicants for PhD or MPhil should normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a UK university or an equivalent qualification in Chemistry or a related discipline; or a lower second class honours degree with a master’s degree at Merit level of a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

Supervisor

Dr Chris Garner

Entry qualifications

Applicants for PhD or MPhil should normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a UK university or an equivalent qualification in Chemistry or a related discipline; or a lower second class honours degree with a master’s degree at Merit level of a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

How to apply

How to apply

Applications are accepted all year round.

Download an application form here.
Please make sure you take a look at our application guidance notes before making your application.

Further information on how to apply can be found on this page.

Fees and funding

This is a self-funded PhD opportunity.

Guidance and support

Further information on guidance and support can be found on this page.

Still need help?

Dr Chris Garner