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Chemistry

The research carried out within the School of Chemistry is diverse and encompasses both fundamental and applied themes.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Organic Synthesis

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Organic Synthesis, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Medicine

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Inorganic Chemistry

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Inorganic Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes (MPhil, MD, PhD).

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Structural Biophysics

Structural Biophysics is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

PhD Full-time, Part-time Area

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You will study and work in a self-contained multi-disciplinary School, with great opportunities for collaboration with strongly related departments in all of the biomedical sciences in the same faculty, the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, or with the University’s Schools of Chemistry or Engineering.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Solid State Materials

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Solid State and Materials Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Organisms and Environment

The Organisms and Environment research division focuses on the biology of whole organisms and their roles and interactions in changing ecosystems, in infection and health and at the genetic level.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Physical Organic Chemistry

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Physical Organic Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Condensed Matter and Photonics

Condensed Matter and Photonics is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Catalysis in the Cardiff Catalysis Institute

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Spectroscopy and dynamics

We have an extensive list of projects that are available within spectroscopy and dynamics.

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Biological chemistry

We have an extensive list of projects that are available within biological chemistry.

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Molecular synthesis

We have an extensive list of projects that are available within molecular synthesis.

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Catalysis and interfacial science

We have an extensive list of projects that are available within catalysis and interfacial science.

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Time resolved spectroscopy for 21st century materials

This project will apply state-of-the-art time resolved transient absorption spectroscopic (TAS) methods, combined with high level computational chemistry, to investigate 21st century materials for use in these applications.

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Synthesis of Microcarriers for Focal Drug Delivery to the Brain

The aim of this project is to produce an injectable biohybrid scaffold capable of releasing a range of potential therapeutics in a sustained manner over a period of weeks or months.

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The Productive Merger of the Borrowing Hydrogen Principle with Organocatalysis

The project will involve utilizing both synthetic and mechanistic approaches to discover and investigate new organocatalytic reactions.

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Discovering zinc signalling mechanisms to prevent breast cancer progression

This project aims to substantiate a model for integrated zinc signalling in cells, confirming the exact role of different zinc transporters and relating the findings to the fundamental biological effects of cellular zinc.

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Asymmetric catalysis using environmentally benign calcium complexes

The research specifically concentrates on the Alkaline Earth metals (magnesium, calcium and strontium) and the lanthanide metals.

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Investigating peroxisome dysregulation in Alzheimer’s disease

In this project you will first determine how peroxisomes respond to the specific pathogenic proteins associated with AD in vivo.

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Tailoring molecular functions by boron-nitrogen doping of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

This project will be centered on the development of new organic synthetic methodologies that will allow the controlled insertion of B3N3-rings into nanographene structures.

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Investigating the childhood neurodevelopmental origins of adult mental illness

This PhD utilises new data generated by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award between Cardiff and Bristol Universities to test hypotheses on why child NDDs show links with later adult mental illness.

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Computer simulation of metal-amyloid interaction and its role in plaque formation

This project will use modern simulation methods to describe in detail how metals bind to the peptides that cause Alzheimer’s disease, and the effect different metals have on their structure and aggregation characteristics.

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Large Scale Production of Antibacterial Peptides by a Synthetic Biology Approach

This PhD programme will aim to address all the challenges in using Antibacterial peptides (AMPs) as antibiotics.

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Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications

In this project we propose to investigate the properties of multi-component, earth abundant transition metal oxides (TMOs) when applied to valuable industrial processes (e.g. Hydrogen production)

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Expanding the scope of powder X-ray diffraction: Development and application of next-generation methodology for structure determination

The aim of the PhD project is to fully develop and optimize this combined powder XRD/solid-state NMR/DFT-D strategy as the next-generation approach for structure determination from powder XRD data.

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A biosensor for the rapid detection of antibiotic resistant tuberculosis in nomadic African populations

This project will advance the development of a real time (15 min), portable, low cost, simple to use assay capable of diagnosing the disease in remote locations in Africa.

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Characterising the interaction of coagulation and innate immunity in people being treated for bleeding disorder haemophilia A

This project will determine the mechanisms of this treatment on coagulation and immune system by in vitro tests and clinical samples.

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