We have 18 fungal biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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fungal biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 18 fungal biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Dysfunctional antifungal potency of the respiratory mucosa in COPD

Inhalation of Aspergillus fumigatus spores cause >3,000,000 chronic and >200,000 invasive diseases annually worldwide. Invasive aspergillosis carries a 50% mortality rate overall, but mortality rate approaches 100% if diagnosis is delayed or missed and it is >75% in certain cohorts of patients, such as COPD sufferers. Read more

Brain-specific immune responses to fungal pathogens

We are seeking a talented and motivated student with a passion for research in immunology, infectious disease and medical mycology to join the Fungal Infection Group led by Dr Rebecca Drummond (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/immunology-immunotherapy/drummond-rebecca.aspx). Read more

The impact of nutritional scavenging on host-pathogen interactions, antifungal efficacy and emergence of antifungal resistance

Infections caused by Aspergillus fumigatus (Af) cause more deaths globally than any other fungal disease. Over 20 million are affected annually with four million having life threatening invasive and chronic infections with high morbidity and mortality up to 90%. Read more

The impact of skin microbes on inflammatory skin disease

Inflammatory skin diseases are common, with psoriasis alone affecting 3% of the population. Although treatments have undergone huge advances in the past 10 years, psoriasis remains uncurable. Read more

Towards the development of a novel class of broad-spectrum anti-infective drugs

Through exceptionally strong research collaborations at the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine, we have applied innovative thinking to the field of (Minor Groove Binders) MGBs to develop a novel platform for drug discovery with the potential to treat an impressive range of diseases, including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections. Read more
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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in Undergraduate Medical Education

The Division of Medical Education (DOME) in the School of Medical Sciences are inviting applicants to undertake a PhD focusing on an investigation into effective methods for educating medical students on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Read more

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