Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship in the field of synthetic biology and gene editing, based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Julian Willis.
Our vision of synthetic biology is about understanding biology at the molecular level, and engineering proteins and DNA to create systems otherwise not found in nature. By discovering interesting new biological components, using new combinations of parts, and breaking the conventional rules of biology, we can create transformative biotechnologies for modern molecular biology.
This PhD project will study an unusual class of DNA viruses that use a unique mode of DNA replication to replicate their genomes, and then leverage this new understanding to create new gene editing technologies with benefits for human health and the correction of human genetic diseases.
For more information, please visit here to read the full project description before applying.