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PhD Studentship in Uncovering the Chemical Origin of Lipid Membrane Diversity, UK

Fully Funded

PhD Studentship in Uncovering the Chemical Origin of Lipid Membrane Diversity, UK

A fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship, supported by an LCLU Joint Collaborative Programme grant, is available in the ProtocellLab (www.bonfiolab.eu) at the Department of Biochemistry commencing on 1 October 2024. This program aims to unravel the mysteries surrounding the origin of cellular membranes, a pivotal aspect of evolutionary biology. By investigating non-enzymatic pathways to lipid diversity, the project seeks to provide insights into primitive cell composition and behavior, offering a deeper understanding of early cellular processes and their evolution.

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Application Deadline: 29 March, 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Cambridge
  • Department: Department of Biochemistry
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not specified
  • Nationality: UK citizens, UK nationals, or individuals with settled/pre-settled status
  • The award can be taken in the: UK


  • Eligible Countries: UK citizens, UK nationals, or individuals with settled/pre-settled status
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the University of Cambridge
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have masters degree with a good academic record.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to email Dr. Claudia Bonfio with the necessary documents by March 29, 2024. Additionally, applicants must officially apply to the University through the Applicant Portal, indicating their interest in the Biochemistry PhD program (Course Code: BLBI22). Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator.


Successful applicants will benefit from a supportive research environment, close supervision, and training opportunities within the ProtocellLab. The program also offers interactions with other research groups and the possibility of research periods abroad, fostering a collaborative and enriching academic experience.

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