PhD opportunities at LISCB

Current PhD Opportunities at LISCB

4-year  Royal Society Wolfson studentship with Professor Peter Moody

Using single crystal spectroscopy and neutron crystallography we have been able to see the hydrogen positions in catalytic intermediates of heme peroxidases. This project aims to take advantage of the latest exciting developments in structural biology techniques to explore the catalytic mechanisms of these and other redox enzymes. LISCB is well equipped for structural biology (see We expect to undertake external experimental work at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron near Oxford, the Neutron sources in Grenoble, Munich or Tennessee, and the XFELs in Japan and Hamburg.

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There are three routes to funding a PhD apart from applying to the above opportunities, through the MRC IMPACT or BBSRC MIBTP schemes or by applying to College of Life Science Studentships. Students who are interested in doing doctoral research at the Institute are encouraged to apply to these and get in touch with us (email Tennie Videler at beforehand. We can support you to put in the strongest possible application as these are very competitive.

IMPACT (Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training) 

A Doctoral Training Programme funded by the MRC between the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester. Doctoral students benefit from a diverse range of skills within the cohort, stimulating students to think ‘outside the box’ and perform innovative, world-leading research. The partner universities contribute project ideas, which prospective doctoral students choose from. You need to check your eligibility and apply to both the University of Leicester and the DTP.

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership 

A BBSRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Leicester. All MIBTP scholars will join a programme of skills training in year 1. This includes short rotation projects (including LISCB projects) and students are able to choose a PhD project once they have experienced these differing research environments.

College PhD studentships

College PhD studentships are usually advertised around Christmas each year. As details become available, they will be added to this page. If you would like to be emailed with the information, please let Tennie Videler ( know.


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