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PhD in Biological Inorganic Chemistry

University of York

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

Our research focuses on the functions and applications of metal ions in biological systems.

Our main areas of interest include:

  • Metalloprotein structure, function and mode-of-action, especially of biomass-degrading enzymes, such as lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases and hydrogenases
  • Siderophore-binding proteins
  • Artificial metalloenzymes.

New antimicrobials are a target of research into siderophore-conjugates, CO-releasing molecules and redox-active bacterial enzymes.

We use a wide range of techniques to interrogate proteins, particularly structural methods such as magnetic spectroscopy, electrochemistry and small molecule models. On a whole organism scale, we use diagnostically resolved magnetic resonance imaging to monitor in situ drug metabolism via hyperpolarisation methods that utilise molecular catalysts. These techniques are augmented with DFT computational theory, genomic discovery, chemical and molecular biology.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,250per year

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 57 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    172 78%

    11th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    11th

    6

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