Any recent graduates or undergraduates in their final year looking for PhD positions in synthetic biology, take note: there are six synthetic biology PhD studentships available at the University of Exeter looking at biomethane-producing microbial communities (BMCs).
The University of Exeter invites applications to pursue a PhD in a new research project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) LoLa grant. This exciting project employs both top-down (directed evolution) and bottom-up (synthetic biology) engineering of biomethane producing microbial communities (BMCs) with improved functionality. These two approaches are connected via the resulting BMCs, which will be further analysed in mid-scale reactors with the aim to impact biotechnological application of microbial communities. More broadly, this research project will address several fundamental scientific questions on the link between the structure and function of microbial communities.
Deadline 25th January 2013.