Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
Funding details: Bursary, tuition fees and generous consumables allowance
Duration: Full-Time (42 months)
Application deadline: 30th October 2020
Interview dates: Interview date in early August will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Start date: January 2021
To find out more about the project, please contact Dr Giuseppe Deganutti
During the early stage of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the mechanism by which the virus particles enters into the host cells is mediated by the virus spike protein and the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is expressed on the cell surface.
The project aims to understand the dynamics of this fundamental early step of SARC-COV-2 virulence and identify potential small molecules capable of preventing it. Understanding the whole process of formation of the spike protein – ACE2 complex, including the binding pathway, can dramatically increase the chance of successfully designing synthetic or natural disruptors of the infection.
The successful candidate will learn, apply, and develop different computational tools such as supervised molecular dynamics and metadynamics for studying the interaction model between SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and ACE2 and, more in general, for modelling protein-protein interactions.
This is a fully-funded PhD studentship, including:
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills. All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
For further details see: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/making-an-application/
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus a 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.
To find out more about the project please contact Dr Giuseppe Deganutti.Continue reading
|Title||Molecular modelling of SARS-CoV-2 – ACE2 interactions and drug discovery of potential disruptors|
|Job location||Priory Street Coventry, CV15FB|
|Published||July 20, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 30, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Medicinal Chemistry,   Biochemistry,   Bioinformatics,   Molecular Biology,   Cell Biology,   Chemo-informatics,   Immunochemistry,   Computational Chemistry,   Computational Biology,   |