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Fully Funded PhD Position in Bio and Nanomaterials

(March 2024)

A fully funded position is available at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice supported by EU next-generation funds with the title:

Computational design and screening of cyclic peptides for precision delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids

The goal of the present project is to develop novel cyclic peptides capable of binding with high affinity and selectivity cell surface tissue-specific receptors that have historically been resistant to conventional modalities ultimately enabling the generation of nucleic acid-based therapeutics with better tissue-selectivity, lower toxicity, and superior efficacy.

We are seeking a motivated and resourceful student with an interest in Computational Biology/Chemistry/Physics and a related background. A familiarity with programming languages (python, Fortran, C++, etc) and HPC environments is desirable. Good knowledge of fundamentals of peptide and protein chemistry is highly recommended. The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves personnel involved in both computational and experimental aspects, so the candidate will be expected to work closely and fruitfully with the experimentalists. We welcome enquiries from all interested candidates. Starting date is 1st September 2024.

For formal enquires please contact Prof. Achille Giacometti (