𝗣𝗵𝗗 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗜𝗡𝗕𝗜𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗦 𝗨𝗞𝗠
The protein structure and function study group in the Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS), UKM, is seeking a talented candidate passionate about doing life sciences research 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵/𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.
𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻-𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗰𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘂𝘀 (𝗠𝗥𝗦𝗔) 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹-𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗴𝘀
Computational predictions of potential drug-binding sites need to be experimentally verified to identify a potential drug target of a protein. Hence, it is necessary to understand the atomic level interactions that allow the protein-ligand binding to take place to assess the fitness of a particular approved drug compound to be repositioned to a new target protein site.
This project aims to study the molecular interactions of repositioned drugs targeting MRSA and human proteins using X-ray crystallography and biophysical methods to examine and validate the computationally predicted molecular interactions.
• Master’s degree/ First Class in Bachelor Degree (Structure biology / Molecular biology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biomedical sciences or any related field)
• Experience in scientific writing will be an added advantage
𝗦𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱: 3 years
Applicant can send their CV before 𝟯𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 to:
Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng Chyan Leong (PhD)
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Tel: 03-8921 4561