2 PhD studendships available

Roy Goodacre rrg at aber.ac.uk
Mon Jun 17 08:44:59 EST 1996

I'd be grateful if you could bring the following to the attention of
any appropriate final-year students.

PhD Studentships 1996/97

We have a couple of PhD studentships available to work in the area of
infrared, Raman and pyrolysis mass spectrometry of systems of
biotechnological interest. The work would involve training in these
spectroscopies, the gathering of represenative spectra of microbial
and other systems, and their interpretation in chemical and biological
terms. Special emphasis would be placed on the exploitation of modern
methods of multivariate calibration and machine learning/artificial
intelligence such as neural networks, genetic algorithms, genetic
programming, fuzzy rules and decision trees (and combinations
thereof). Training would be given as appropriate. The projects would
be in a group of some 15-20 scientists focussed on developing novel
methods for the quantitative and minimally invasive analysis of
biological and biotechnological systems, and would suit students with
multidisciplinary interests. One studentship is an Industrial CASE
studentship with Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, and the focus might be on
systems producing recombinant proteins. The other is an earmarked
sudentship from the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Directorate of
BBSRC; depending upon the exact focus of the final project and the
interests of the successful candidate this could become a CASE
studentship with a software house with whom we collaborate. Informal
enquiries to Roy Goodacre (email rrg) or Douglas Kell (dbk) for the
Zeneca studentship, to Douglas Kell or Jem Rowland (jjr) for the
earmarked one. The projects are subject to the usual BBSRC rules
regarding nationality and acceptable academic qualifications, and the
absolute deadline is the end of July. 

More info: http://gepasi.dbs.aber.ac.uk/dbk/studes96.htm

E-mail: rrg at aber.ac.uk      http://gepasi.dbs.aber.ac.uk/roy/rgcv.htm

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