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3-year PhD scholarship is available to study and characterise the binding mechanism of a unique solid-binding peptide at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Aspects of this project: understanding the binding mechanism of a unique solid-binding peptide, which display binding affinity to a diverse range of silica-based materials and incorporation of the SBP into biomolecules to develop new entities for applications in nanobiotechnology e.g., bioimaging, cell labelling and detection, and flow cytometry.
Requirements: background in one of the areas of biochemical chemistry, protein biochemistry or biophysical chemistry; a demonstrated aptitude for undertaking laboratory work and an understanding of the field as well as excellent communication skills; degree equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with; an outstanding academic record; a history of scholarships and prizes at the undergraduate level; evidence of peer-reviewed research activity, such as publications and/or conference presentations.
Please refer to the University HDR Entry Criteria ( for more eligibility information. Please send your detailed CV to Dr Anwar Sunna (, Dept. of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney.