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  Phage therapy as a treatment of Equine Strangles, and causative bacterial pathogen Streptococcus equi (ref: SF20/APP/SMITH4)
  Dr D Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Streptococcus equi is an important equine bacterial pathogen causing the disease ‘strangles’, which affects both Thoroughbred and non-Thoroughbred horses around the world.
  Snake venomics and the quest for universally efficacious antivenoms (Ref: SF20/APP/MOSCHOS5)
  Dr S Moschos
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebite and envenomation is a WHO-declared neglected tropical disease plagues 5.5 million victims globally per year, causing nearly 150,000 deaths and 400,000 permanent disabilities.
  Evaluation of West Nile virus transmission risk in the UK
  Prof M Baylis, Dr J Medlock, Dr G Hughes, Dr R Bowden
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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West Nile disease has been sporadically present in certain parts of mainland Europe for about 60 years, but recently it has spread geographically and has increased dramatically in incidence; the number of human cases in 2018 (over two thousand) significantly exceeded previous years, possibly in response to unusually warm weather.
  Identification and characterisation of bacteriocins from environmental samples active against strains of Clostridium difficile
  Dr C Penfold, Dr K Winzer, Dr Ruth Griffin
Applications accepted all year round

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Clostridium difficile is a cause of neonatal enteritis in livestock such as pigs, cattle and horses. Affected animals develop respiratory problems, abdominal distention and bloody diarrhoea leading to weight loss and in extreme cases mortality.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models
  Dr K Jeevaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an exciting fully funded PhD studentship opportunity exploring the electrophysiological and molecular profile of the equine heart as a model for high performing human athletes.
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