Postgraduate research opportunities Raman probes to determine cellular redox potential


Key facts

  • Opens: Tuesday 7 April 2020
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: Up to 4 years
  • Funding: Equipment costs, Travel costs


The discovery of new medicines to treat disease requires the identification, understanding and validation of biological pathways and targets. This project resides in the Healthcare technologies theme, aligning with the growth area of Chemical Biology and the areas of Analytical Science and Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
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2.1 honours degree or above in chemistry or related subject.

THE Awards 2019: UK University of the Year Winner
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Project Details

Altering the redox environment within a cell can give rise to changes that result in disease. The ability to sense and determine a cellular redox potential would allow for basic biological investigation and the discovery of new targets for drug discovery. We will develop environmentally sensitive Raman active probe molecules capable of determining the redox environment in cells using bioinformatics and AI technologies to understand the data generated.

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Professor Nicholas Tomkinson

Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Please email your CV and any funding details that you have to Professor Tomkinson (