University of Bristol
Research into nanoscale interactions between microorganisms
Department of Oral and Dental Science
We seek to appoint a PhD student to carry out research into nanoscale interactions between microorganisms.
This position relates to an exciting new programme of research into communication between yeast cells and pathogenic bacteria.
The student will work jointly between the oral microbiology and biomaterials research groups.
As such, this represents an excellent opportunity to work in a genuinely interdisciplinary environment with a diverse and dynamic team of researchers.
The student will use atomic force microscopy and force spectroscopy to investigate how yeast cells and bacteria attach to one another, and how this depends on proteins and other molecules present on or near the cell surfaces.
This project would be suitable for a graduate of the physical or biological sciences with an active interest in working on a cross-disciplinary project.
Informal enquiries may be made to;
Dr Michele Barbour(m.e.barbour [at] bristol.ac.uk) or
Professor Howard Jenkinson (howard.jenkinson [at] bristol.ac.uk).