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- Next-generation sequencing in inhibitory synaptic disorders
- Nanoparticle self-association from inhaled microparticles
- Understanding the role of Ca2+ currents in influencing neuronal activity in entorhinal cortical neurons.
- Understanding the mechanisms of hyposmia in a novel model of early stage Parkinson's Disease (ESPD) and its reversal by exendin-4
- Structure-function studies of defective excitatory and inhibitory transmission in neurological disease
- New methods for exquisite control and quantification of amorphous pharmaceuticals
- High-throughput discovery of novel nanoparticulate vaccine adjuvants for humans
- Development of novel formulations to improve skin health
- The Development of Electrospun Nanofibrous Matrices for the Oral Delivery of Poorly Water Soluble Therapeutic Agents
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Nanoparticle self-association from inhaled microparticles
Spray drying will be used to make inhalable microparticles which when administered to the lung will form vesicles and/or micellar structures with incorporated drug. The nanoparticles should be suitable for uptake by phagocytes in the lung to target diseases such as TB.
Main Methods and Techniques to be employed
Spray drying to makes particles. Characterisation by caloremetry, X-ray, DVS-NIR, size and shape, surface energy (IGC), in vitro assessment of lung deposition, SEM/TEM, in vitro phagocyte uptake studies.
For any academic queries please contact the lead supervisor
Prof Graham Buckton.
This studentship is limited to students with Home/ EU tuition fee status and the preferred start date will be April 2013.
The successful applicant will be expected to have a UK Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or Chemistry, awarded with first or upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institute, or a recognised taught Master’s degree is required.
Applications must include CV, personal statement plus the names of two referees and should be sent to Victor Diran.
Closing date of application is 12th March 2013.
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