Microfluidic-assisted manufacture of silk nanoparticles for anticancer drug delivery  (nanomedicine).

We are looking for applicants to join our exciting new collaboration that will create innovative silk-based nanoparticles using new microfluidics based manufacturing technologies. This project is a cross-disciplinary collaboration involving Dr Philipp Seib, an expert in silk and nanomedicines, Professor Yvonne Perrie, an expert in drug delivery and Precision NanoSystems a world leader in enabling Precision Medicine by providing a complete, cost-effective and accessible solution for the discovery and development of molecularly tailored and targeted medicines. 

By joining this collaboration, you will gain from a world-class research programme in the fields of biopolymers, drug delivery, cancer formulation and microfluidics. As a PhD student you will join the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, a leading centre for research and training focused on the discovery, development and delivery of better medicines. Our campus is based right in the very heart of Glasgow. National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its ’Best of the World’ destinations, while Rough Guide readers have voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city. 



Applicants must have obtained, or expect to obtain, a first or 2.1 UK honours degree, or equivalent for degrees obtained outside the UK, in a biological or chemical science. 

Funding covers UK/EU students only 


Applicants should send a CV, the contact details of 2 references (including email addresses) and a covering letter, explaining why the applicant wishes to carry out this project, all in one pdf document by email (Dr Philipp Seib). 

Subject line: MRS PhD applicant 

Email address: Philipp.Seib@strath.ac.uk 


Please note, your application may be shared with the funders of this PhD Studentship, Medical Research Scotland and Precision NanoSystems Inc. 


Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 27 February. 

It is anticipated that the PhD Studentship will start in October 2019. 



Enquiries should be sent by email to Dr Philipp Seib: 


Funding Notes

PhD Studentship provides: 

 An annual tax-free stipend over the four years; tuition fees at UK/EU rates only; consumables; and contribution to travel expenses. Covers UK/EU students only, international fees are not covered.


Wongpinyochit T, Totten JT, Johnston BF, Seib FP (2019). Microfluidic-assisted silk nanoparticle tuning. Nanoscale Advances doi:10.1039/C8NA00208H

Holland C, Numata K, Rnjak-Kovacina J, Seib FP. The biomedical use of silk: past, present, future. Advanced Healthcare Materials (2019) 8:e1800465

Totten JD, Wongpinyochit T, Seib FP (2017). Silk nanoparticles: proof of lysosomotropic anticancer drug delivery at single-cell resolution. Journal of Drug Targeting 25, 865–872