PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the mystery of deep UV light

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Kev Dhaliwal – University of Edinburgh

We are seeking an outstanding physics/chemistry/engineering student with excellent optical laboratory skills to design and develop UV illumination systems for biological assays. This PhD is part of U-Care, a £6M project funded by the UKRI-EPSRC grant investigating the effect of deep UK (ultra-violet) light (below 254 nm) on biophysical mechanisms of tissue and germs.  Experience in aligning optical systems in particular spectrometers would be highly beneficial. The aim of this project is to study the biophysical mechanisms involved in UV irradiation to translate new technologies for targeting medical challenges and you will be joining an interdisciplinary team and working with biologists, laser physicists and clinicians based within the Queen’s Medical Research Institute in the Centre for Inflammation Research.

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