Candidates for PhD studentships and projects are strongly encouraged to identify their area(s) of interest among the various BioP research activities, and contact the respective academic(s) to enquire about the availability of PhD research projects. Examples of PhD projects in
the BioP group can be found at PhD Projects.
Available PhD projects
- New and Enhanced Precision Spectroscopic Techniques for Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
- Magnetic hyperthemia for cancer treatment: synthesis, biofunctionalisation of nanoparticles for thermo-chemotherapy
- Modelling cell size control and antibiotic resistance in single bacterial cells
- Direct probing of molecular interactions relevant to virus entry via force spectroscopy with optical tweezers in live cells
Candidates should have at least a UK upper second class MSci or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, biophysics or a related subject. To apply for PhD studentships in the BioP group, it is recommended to follow the procedure outlined at www.ucl.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/study/phd, include mention of the Biological Physics research group, and notify the potential PhD supervisor of the application.
In general, students who are interested in research projects in BioP are also encouraged to also explore the various other possibilities for related PhD studentships at UCL. The following links will lead you towards PhD projects and programmes that cover the biological physics remit.
- PhD opportunities at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
- PhD opportunities at the London Centre for Nanotechnology
- CoMPLEX doctoral training centre
- Wellcome Trust PhD interdisciplinary programme
- BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Biosciences PhD consortium
- UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme
- Advanced Characterisation of Materials
- Medical MBPhD programme