Microfluidic Manufacture of Nanomedicines for Brain Diseases
PhDs and postgraduate research
Funded PhD Project (International students only)
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
4 May 21
The PhD will be based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and will be supervised by Dr Aikaterini Lalatsa in collaboration with Dr Andrea Bucchi (School of Mechanical and Design Engineering).
Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for a Portsmouth Global PhD scholarship. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship to cover tuition fees at an international rate for three years, a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22), and one return flight to London during the duration of the course. Bursary recipients will also receive £1,500 for project costs/consumables for the duration of the programme.
The work on this project could involve
- Microfluidic manufacture of peptide nanomedicines for brain diseases and tumours.
- Continuous microfluidic fabrication of nano-in-micro loaded formulations optimised for targeted nose-to-brain delivery.
- Design and manufacture organs-on-chips models for the nasal epithelial cells and 3D blood-brain barrier validating the permeability of known transport markers and assessing the permeability of brain therapeutics and nanomedicines
You'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
The successful applicant will be a talented researcher with an enthusiasm for nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biomaterials, materials science, pharmacy/drug delivery.
How to apply
We’d encourage you to contact Dr Katerina Lalatsa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your interest before you apply, quoting the project code.
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form. Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.
If you want to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must quote project code PHBM6181021 when applying.