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Selection for the conferment of an ICTP / ERC Funded PhD Fellowship on Hydrogen-bond Networks as Optical Probes (HyBOP)

10/08/2022 - 13:00 to 06/09/2022 - 13:00
Submission Deadlines for Applications: 
06/09/2022 - 13:00
*** PhD course in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems ***


This is a highly interdisciplinary and ambitious project at the boundary between physics, chemistry and biology funded by an ERC grant and hosted at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) that seeks to unravel the origins of luminescence in organic materials. The project aims to advance existing notions of our textbook understanding of the mechanism by which biological materials glow, with special focus on the role of water. This will be achieved with the help of advanced simulation techniques and modern tools of data science and machine-learning. The project will involve high-level international collaborations with leading experimentalists in the field as well as theoreticians from SISSA. The long-term vision is to design an entirely new class of luminescent probes for use in medical diagnostics.

For information: Prof. Ali Hassanali (ICTP)

Research Fields:      Physics, Chemical-Physics, Data-Science, Bio-luminescence, Machine-Learning, Electronic Structure

Qualification required:   University degree (Master of Science/ Laurea Magistrale or Specialistica) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

Amount of the fellowship:  € 1.400,00 net per month

Duration of the programme:        4 years (starting from 1 October 2022)



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