International Huxley Scholarships, University of Brighton, UK

University of Brighton UKWe offer a number of £2,000 scholarships for international students studying certain MSc and MRes programmes within the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences.

Criteria
The criteria for awarding the Huxley scholarships are primarily based on merit.

  • Merit does not necessarily have to mean academic merit but could also be interpreted to include outstanding performance in a variety of spheres.
  • The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating an understanding of the school’s research expertise.

Who is eligible
In order to be eligible to apply for a Huxley scholarship you must be a new, full-time, self-funding international masters student on one of the following courses:

Students become eligible to apply once they have enrolled on year one of their course.

The scholarship cannot be awarded until full payment of fees has been made.

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PhD Scholarships in Biomolecular Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

The University of Trento announces the 27th cycle of the PhD School in Biomolecular Sciences.

The selection for 12 doctoral positions is announced. 9 positions will be assigned scholarships.

The scholarships are funded as follows:
n. 3 scholarships funded by the University of Trento.
The research activity will be carried out at the laboratories of CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology.
To get more info about the labs please visit the webpage: http://www.unitn.it/en/cibio/11875/laboratories.

n. 1 scholarship funded by CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology (University of Trento) directed to the following research subject: “p53-directed post-transcriptional translational control of gene expression: decoding the translatome within the p53 response network.”
Principal Investigator: Prof. Alberto Inga.
To get more info about the laboratory please visit the webpage: http://www.unitn.it/en/cibio/11884/laboratory-transcriptional-networks.

n. 1 scholarship funded by the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), directed to the following research subject: “Development of microdevices for 3D cell micro-culture and for purification and analysis of nucleic acids, i.e. materials and structures aimed at the isolation of miRNA, small RNA and mutated DNA from cell fluids deriving 3D cell cultures.” The PhD will be carried out at the “Biofunctional Surfaces and Interfaces” unit of the Materials and Microsystems Center at FBK which mainly works on the functionalization of surfaces for bio-applications. The focus of the research will be the development of functional surfaces to be possibly included in micro-devices with the aim to isolate and specifically detect small RNAs, such as microRNAs. Through the collaboration with hospitals it will be possible to assess if microRNAs could be used as novel circulating biomarkers for cancer diagnostics.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cecilia Pederzolli.
To get more info about the laboratory please visit the webpage: http://mpba.fbk.eu.

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Adrian Lee Travel Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia

Graduate Research School
University of New South Wales
Adrian Lee Travel Scholarship

This Scholarship was established to encourage students undertaking PhD studies at UNSW to undertake a period of overseas study involving collaborative work with overseas universities or other international research institutions. Applicants must have been undertaking full-time study in a PhD program for at least 18 months in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science (BABS), in any of the following three programs; Microbiology and Immunology (program code 1440), Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (program code 1410) or Biotechnology (program code 1036). The value of the Scholarship is $5,000, payable in one lump sum. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only. Completed application forms and any supporting documentation should be scanned and emailed (preferably as a single pdf document) to the Graduate Research School on scholarships.grs@unsw.edu.au by the specified closing date.

Application period – 01 December 2010 – 18 February 2011
Faculty – Science
School – Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Residency – All
Program Level – Postgraduate Research
Value – $5,000
Tenure – 1 year

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PhD Fellowship in Biomolecular Sciences and Mass Spectrometry, University of Southern Denmark

PhD Fellowship in Biomolecular Sciences and Mass Spectrometry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Job description:
PhD fellowship: The role of post-translational protein modifications in epigenetic regulation

The PhD fellow will join our efforts to elucidate the mechanisms of protein regulation by detailed analysis of transient post-translational modifications by mass spectrometry. Specifically, we aim to gain a detailed understanding of the role of co-existing post-translational modifications in proteins. The PhD fellow will develop quantitative mass spectrometry based techniques to study histone proteins and other types of chromatin binding proteins and their post-translational modifications in the context of stem cell and cancer cell biology.

The fellowship is part of the activities of the Centre for Epigenetics financed by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The qualified applicant holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology and has a strong background in protein biochemistry and/or cell biology, and documented experience in analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. The PhD fellow will interact with collaborators at other institutions and is expected to be able to communicate fluently in spoken and written English.

Place of work: Protein Research Group (Professor Ole N. Jensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The Protein Research Group offers a strong, international and competitive research environment within the fields of biochemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and proteomics.

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