PhD Studentship- MRes Exploring Collagen Like Proteins of Bacterial Origin

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 23 Jan 2023

Reference
SCI2110
Closing Date
Monday, 23rd January 2023
Department
Biosciences

Supervisor: Dr Nagamani Bora

Secondary Supervisor: Iain Kenny (Murphy and Sons)

Subject Area:Biotechnology Sustainable Solutions

Research Title
MRes Exploring Collagen Like Proteins of Bacterial Origin

Research Description


Collagen is the most abundant and ubiquitous protein in the animal kingdom defined by its unique supercoiled triple-helix structure. Collagens possess several surface behavioral properties which permits their wide application in food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Till recently collagens were believed to be only present in multicellular animals. However, recent discoveries have demonstrated the presence of collagen like proteins (CLPs) in some bacterial species, that can form triple helix structures. The aim of the current project is to explore CLPs of bacterial origin that can replace traditional substances such as isinglass that causes yeast to precipitate leaving the beer clear. The scientific insights are expected to enable sustainable development of additions to end product. This is a one-year MRes (Master’s by Research) industrially funded research project by Murphy&Sons.

Training:
You will undertake training that will allow you to gain various skills and expertise to support career, whether in industry or academia. You will be trained in modern molecular and microbiological methods and bioinformatics tools giving you confidence in critical analysis of research findings.


Award Start Date: 24/10/2022

Duration of Award: 12 months

Terms and Conditions


This research studentship is only available to UK citizens and includes payment of tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £18500

Applicant Qualification Requirements


Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:2 Bachelor Degree or MSc in any area equivalent to Molecular Microbiology or Biotechnology

How to Apply


Please send your CV and a covering letter to nagamani.bora@nottingham.ac.uk


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