UCL School of Pharmacy

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Nanoparticle self-association from inhaled microparticles

Project Description

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.

Further information

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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