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Enzyme catalysis and materials chemistry

Background

Our group is interested in what spin centres – chemical centres with unpaired electrons – can tell us about how large and complex biological molecules function, and how we can exploit them to enhance our understanding and guide the design of man-made materials. Besides electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, a powerful method for obtaining detailed information about spin centres, we employ electrochemical and biochemical methods. A variety of highly interdisciplinary projects, ranging from investigating biological systems (e.g. complex I, an essential enzyme in the of the mitochondrial electron transport chain) to promising new materials (e.g. interlocked copper complexes for medical imaging and display devices) are available in the group.

We collaborate with researchers both within QMUL and other academic institutions. See Dr Roessler's laboratory website for further details.

Eligibility

Funding through China Scholarship Council

  • Eligibility

Applicants should be Chinese nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and a masters degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science or related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world.

International students must provide evidence of proficient English language skills, see our entry requirements page for further information.

  • Applying

Potential candidates should contact Dr Roessler by e-mail (m.roessler@qmul.ac.uk) and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from the China Scholarship Council. When you have received a conditional offer, apply directly to the China Scholarship Council.

The deadline for funding applications to the China Scholarship Council (to start with us in October 2015) is 5th April 2015.

Funding through CONACYT

  • Eligibility

We welcome enquiries from excellent students with a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science or related discipline.

Applicant requirements are listed on the CONACYT foreign scholarship pages.

International students must provide evidence of proficient English language skills, see our entry requirements page for further information.

  • Applying

Potential candidates should contact Dr Roessler by e-mail (m.roessler@qmul.ac.uk) and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

Applications to Queen Mary are accepted all year round but we encourage you to contact Dr Roessler as soon as possible. If she agrees to take your application further you will be required to submit an online application.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from CONACYT.

When you have received a conditional offer from us, you should apply directly to CONACYT.

Funding through Ciência sem Fronteiras

  • Eligibility

Applicants must be Brazilian nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and a masters degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science or related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world.

International students must provide evidence of proficient English language skills, see our entry requirements page for further information.

  • Applying

Potential candidates should contact Dr Roessler by e-mail (m.roessler@qmul.ac.uk) and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

Applications to Queen Mary and Science without Borders are accepted all year round but we encourage you to contact Dr Roessler as soon as possible.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from Ciência sem Fronteiras. When you have received a conditional offer, apply directly to Ciência sem Fronteiras.

Self-funding

If you are interested in self-funding please contact Dr Roessler by e-mail (m.roessler@qmul.ac.uk) to discuss your eligibility for this project.

 

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