School of Pharmacy – Centre for Analytical Bioscience
BBSRC Funded PhD Studentship (with enhanced stipend – start date October 2005)
New strategies for metabolite profiling (metabolomics) in biological systems using a hybrid quadrupole/linear ion trap mass spectrometer
The project involves the development and application of advanced metabolic profiling technologies involving liquid chromatography coupled to a new quadrupole/linear ion trap mass spectrometer. It is a challenging multidisciplinary project, which will provide a new approach to high throughput metabolic profiling and give enhanced information content for structurally similar metabolites in a wide range of biological systems.
The student will join a well-equipped research group, which focuses on the application of bioanalytical science to solve biological problems. Areas of application will be explored in metabolic profiling of existing bacterial, plant and mammalian samples and the student will have opportunities to be involved in active research collaborations. The research student will gain from having a cutting-edge multidisciplinary research project that will be strongly supported by the expertise of a number of established researchers in the University Schools of Biosciences, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medical Sciences.
Students with a biological, biochemical or chemical background are welcome to apply.
The studentship stipend will include:
- Fees paid at UK/EU rate.
- Annual stipend equivalent to BBSRC rate plus Ã‚Â£2,000 (currently Ã‚Â£14,000).
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr D Barrett, tel: 0115 951 5062 or Email: David.Barrett@Nottingham.ac.uk.