The University of Newcastle, Australia

Interactions on the nanoscale: what happens when nanomaterials meet complex fluids

Closing Date: 01 August 2020


PhD Scholarship

Towards better treatments and diagnostic tools, this project will use state of the art methods to interrogate the surface and structure of particles to reveal the fundamental science behind interactions at the interface between physiological fluids and nanomaterials.

Nanomaterials and nanoparticles are being increasingly utilised as functional foods and contemporary medicines where they have been shown to improve therapeutic outcomes and decrease side effects.

Many studies have demonstrated the pharmacological effect of particles in vivo, but little is known of the effect of native biomolecules on the particles. Nanoparticles that are dosed intravenously undergo complex dynamic interactions during the variable environmental conditions in the blood stream, which have an effect on the surface and structure of particles, and consequently their physiological fate. Thus, it is of utmost importance to understand the nature and effects of the ‘corona’ formed by other physiological fluids where particles are dosed.

Towards better treatments and diagnostic tools, this project will use state of the art methods to interrogate the surface and structure of particles to reveal the fundamental science behind interactions at the interface between physiological fluids and nanomaterials

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: $28,092 per annum (2020 rate) indexed annually. For a PhD candidate, the living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years.

Supervisor: Khay Fong

Available to: Domestic students

PhD

Eligibility Criteria

Degree in chemistry, physics, pharmacy or biomedical science

Application Procedure

Email your CV and motivation letter to khay.fong@newcastle.edu.au

Please send the email expressing interest to khay.fong@newcastle.edu.au by 5pm on 01 August 2020.

Applications Close 01 August 2020


Contact Khay Fong
Phone +61 2 492 17449
Email khay.fong@newcastle.edu.au

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