Prospective Students:

We have 2 fully-funded PhD positions available to start in Oct. 2019. 

1) Engineering novel cell mimetic membrane architectures (Supervisors: Yuval Elani, John Seddon)

2) On-site assembly of the actin cortex in semi-synthetic cells to control cell mechanics and behaviour (Supervisors: Yuval Elani, Nick Brooks, Marina Kuimova )

If you are a talented and dedicated scientist that is interested in joining the group as an MSci, MRes, UROP, or PhD student, please get in touch. When fully funded PhD positions become available, they will be displayed above.

Prospective PhD students should be aware of the following funding Imperial College schemes: 

·        President's PhD Scholarship Scheme

·        Schrödinger Scholarship Scheme

·        China Scholarship Council

·        Imperial Marshall Scholarship

The group accepts MRes students from the following Imperial College programmes: 

·        MRes in Chemical Biology,

·        MRes in Plant Chemical Biology 

·        MRes in Nanomaterials

Contact details:


Phone: 0044 207 5941555

Twitter: @YuvalElani

Yuval's Imperial College Website: