Smart materials/synthetic receptors
The Doctoral Training Centre includes a Centre of Excellence in molecular imprinting polymers (MIPs), a branch of synthetic receptors) which focuses on polymer science, specifically on design and investigation of the functional properties of MIPs. This leading international research group offers post-graduate research training in:
- computational approaches for design of MIPs
- predictive modelling of functional materials allowing preparation of high-performance MIPs for Research and Development
- protocols for integration of MIPs with sensors across Schools and technology transfer to industry
- discovery and development of new synthetic ligands possessing biological activity
- functional polymers which prevent quorum sensing with applications as a new tool against drug resistance in bacteria.
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- Biosensors and diagnostics
- Environment and health
- Food quality and health
- Neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disease
- Nutrition and health
- Sensing in extreme environments
- Smart materials and synthetic receptors
- Stem cells and cell differentiation