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IIP-University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry
Edinburgh, Scotland (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry
About: The School of Chemistry (SoC) is part of EaStCHEM, the joint Chemistry Research School of the University of Edinburgh and St. Andrews University. EaStCHEM scored highest in the U.K. in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (meaning that its research is ranked highest in the country). Within the SoC, there is research being carried out in a wide variety of areas and the primary research area is in measuring and understanding redox potential in cells.
PROJECT 1: Please add description of project and student’s responsibilities with as much detail as possible.
Designing or synthesizing a new reporter that can be used to study redox processes in cells or using systems biology and computational approaches to interpret and model redox processes in cells. This is an extremely interdisciplinary area where a keen interest in biology/medicine is required as well as an understanding of chemistry. In previous years IIP interns have been responsible for designing and synthesizing new reporters that can be used to study redox processes in cells; using systems biology and computational approaches to interpret and model redox processes in cells; developing new MALDI imaging techniques to image distributions of metabolites in cells and tissues; or developing new catalytic strategies for cheap and environmentally friendly synthesis.
PROJECT 2: Please add description of project and student’s responsibilities with as much detail as possible.
Sustainable catalysis is a key research area within the SoC. Research groups are actively focused on the development and application of Earth-abundant metal catalysis, biocatalysis and organocatalysis.
Catalysis projects will be largely laboratory based and may include catalyst development, ligand synthesis, reaction optimization, parallel screening and mechanistic investigations. These will develop the Intern’s practical skills (organic and inorganic synthesis, air-free technique, product isolation and characterization, organometallic chemistry), analytical skills (NMR, HPLC, GC, X-ray, Mass spectrometry etc.) and mechanistic analysis (in situ reaction monitoring, kinetic profiling, isotopic labelling etc.).
Academic Background/Interests: Chemistry and/or biology
Technical Skills: Basic chemistry lab competence. Data analysis.
Languages and Level of Fluency (speaking/reading/writing): English
Additional Requirements: Enthusiasm, initiative, problem solving attitude.
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