Research course

Platform Technologies for Therapeutics Discovery

University of Leeds · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

The programme is open to UK/EU applicants with a First or 2.1 degree in chemistry, engineering, physics, biochemistry or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with an Integrated Masters (MBiol, MChem, MEng, MPhys) or MSc qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

A PhD training programme in Platform Technologies for Therapeutics Discovery which trains high calibre science and engineering graduates in platform technologies that may facilitate future therapeutics discovery.

Projects will develop research skills in interdisciplinary fields including chemical biology, biophysics, bionanoscience and synthetic biology. They will likely be available in the following specific areas;

  • novel strategies for targeted molecular delivery or activation
  • new chemical and/or biophysical tools to expand the range of tractable therapeutic targets (including protein-protein interactions)
  • computational tools to predict protein aggregation
  • new tools for in vitro diagnostics, in vivo imaging or patient stratification
  • new chemical or biophysical tools to determine molecular mechanisms in cells
  • development of synthetic methods to target drug-relevant chemical space

To ensure industrial relevance, the programme has been developed and is delivered in collaboration with industrial and clinical partners.

Fees and funding

Up to 8 fully-funded studentships are available at the UK/EU rate

Qualification and course duration


full time
42 months

Course contact details

Anna Luty