Induction of yeast prions by oxidative stress
Prof C M Grant, Prof M Ashe
Applications accepted all year round
Prions are novel protein-only infectious agents associated with a group of transmissible neurodegenerative diseases typified by human Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD).
The infectious disease sample prep tool box
Dr M Kersaudy-Kerhoas
8 February 2019
Infectious disease outbreaks can spread quickly across the world. Today miniature sequencers can be used for the analysis of viral nucleic acids in the field, yet full mobile labs on wheels are still needed to prepare human blood samples carrying potentially deadly viruses such as Ebola.
Conservation genetics and infectious disease in Brandt’s bats
Prof S Paterson, Dr K Zeng, Dr T Lilley
9 January 2019
There are hundreds of species of bats, each adapted to its environment. This project will use latest methods in genome sequencing to understand bat biodiversity, evolution and resistance to infectious disease.