The Department of Chemistry at University of British Columbia (UBC) is inviting applications for 3-4 PhD positions in Huan lab commencing in the Fall 2021. The students are going to study mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, which is an emerging technology used for the study of the entire set of metabolites in a given biological system.
About the PhD program:
- The PhD program in Huan lab provides students with a collegial and convivial environment in which to pursue interdisciplinary research at the intersections of analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and systems biology.
- Doctoral students work under the guidance of a Supervisory Committee consisting of at least three faculty members, including the Dr. Huan.
- Students must satisfactorily complete course work, one comprehensive examinations (theory and substantive), several research projects and defend a PhD thesis.
Research Topics and Areas:
- Development of mass spectrometry (MS)-based analytical platform for comprehensive metabolome and lipidome coverage
- Development of bioinformatic tools to facilitate metabolomic data processing and metabolite identification
- Integration of metabolomics with other ‘omics’ (epigenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics) data for the systems-level interrogation of biological problems
- Application of state-of-art metabolomics technologies in various biological challenges, such as mechanistic understanding of cancer metabolism and disease biomarker discovery
How to apply:
|Organization||University of British Columbia (UBC)|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||01 March 2021|