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  Resistance Evolution in Response to Emerging Wildlife Disease. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr B Tschirren
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Barbara Tschirren, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Interactions between agricultural adaptations to climate change and vector-borne disease
  Dr F Hawkes
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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This PhD project will explore how proposed and/or practiced agricultural adaptations to climate change in Tanzania may impact on the ecology and biology of insect vectors of disease and, ultimately, disease risk.
  British mosquito ecology: investigating the role of ecological traits, invasion status, and environmental factors in determining the distribution and seasonality of insect vectors in the UK
  Prof A Callaghan
Applications accepted all year round

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Mosquito-borne diseases cause substantial mortality and morbidity worldwide and are changing in distribution and impact due to globalisation and environmental change.
  Immune Responses to Salivary Biomarkers as Tools to Understand the Epidemiology of Vector Borne Diseases
  Dr J Sternberg, Dr A Bowman
Applications accepted all year round

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Haematophagous (blood-feeding) arthropods may act as vectors for serious parasitic diseases to humans and livestock. Examples include ticks (Lyme diseases, tick-borne encephalitis, theileriosis), Hemipteran Bugs (Chagas disease), Tsetse Flies (African trypanosomiasis), Mosquitoes (malaria, filariasis, dengue etc).
  Biotic and abiotic factors influencing the epidemics of cassava viral diseases in Africa.
  Dr S Bouvaine
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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Cassava mosaic begomoviruses (CMVs) (family Geminiviridae) and Cassava brown streak ipomoviruses (CBSIs) (family Potyviridae) are transmitted by whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci species complex) and are causing two of the worst diseases that constrain production of the important staple crop cassava.
  Enhancing immune stimulation of novel anti-cancer viral vaccine vectors
  Dr R Stanton, Dr E Wang
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The ‘GW4 BioMed MRC DTP’ is awarding up to 18 studentships with an October 2020 start date, aligned with the themes of Infection, Immunity and Repair; Neuroscience and Mental Health; and Population Health.
  Development of gene therapies for muscular dystrophies
  Dr L Popplewell
Applications accepted all year round

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The activities in the Popplewell lab focus on the development of pre-clinical gene therapies for neuromuscular diseases, in particular muscular dystrophies based on gene replacement, endonuclease-mediated gene editing, antisense oligonucleotide (AO)-induced exon skipping and gene sliencing.
  The aphid microbiome: ecological and evolutionary dynamics of multispecies interactions
  Dr J Ferrari, Dr AC Darby
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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All organisms face a multitude of environmental threats and have to. adapt to overcome these challenges. Many insects get help from an.
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