Newcastle University PhD Scholarship in Mitochondria and nuclear positioning in skeletal muscle 2024

Exciting Scholarship Opportunity in Mitochondrial Biology and Advanced Imaging Techniques


Are you a motivated and talented individual passionate about mitochondrial biology and advanced imaging techniques? We are thrilled to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for a dedicated individual to join our team at Newcastle University. Our cutting-edge research has uncovered fascinating structural changes in patients with mitochondrial myopathy, a condition characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction. Through our state-of-the-art Bioimaging and Electron Microscopy core facilities, along with our team of skilled specialists, we have identified increased nanotunnels and altered myonuclear organization in individuals with mitochondrial myopathy.


As a scholarship recipient, you will have the opportunity to work on a project aimed at advancing imaging methodologies through the development of a revolutionary methodology called Correlative Live Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) to study mitochondria in cells and tissues. The project objectives include characterizing myonuclear positioning about mitochondrial function, refining the CLEM methodology, developing labelling techniques for mitochondrial protein targets, and conducting experiments to investigate key regulators of mitochondrial dynamics. This project not only promises to deepen our understanding of biological processes but also offers novel insights into mitochondria’s fundamental biology and its link to mitochondrial myopathy.

The Newcastle University PhD Scholarship provides a value of £18,622 and covers tuition fees (paid at the home rate), an annual stipend, and research support. Applicants must hold a UG or Master’s degree in a relevant subject area, meet English language requirements, and submit necessary application documents by April 30, 2024. If you are ready to contribute to scientific research, apply now at apply to and be part of an exciting journey towards groundbreaking discoveries in mitochondrial biology. For further details, visit the Newcastle University website today.


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