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infectious diseases PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study
  Prof D Burgner, Dr S Bekkering
Applications accepted all year round

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SUMMARY. Infection, the commonest reason for childhood hospital admission, is a major driver of inflammation and is associated with cardiometabolic risk and disease.
  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  Investigating the chemistry of antioxidants and polysaccharides present in date-fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) as a novel/potential therapies for neoplastic and infectious diseases.
  Dr H Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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Date-fruit contains vast amount of phenols; approx. 80400µmol/100g, which portray antioxidant abilities.
  The Consequences of Transmission Heterogeneities for Disease Outbreaks
  Prof A Fenton, Prof M Viney
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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There are ever-increasing concerns about the threat of emerging infectious diseases, in both wildlife (e.g., rabies, chytridiomycosis in amphibians, white nose syndrome in bats etc.) and humans (e.g., Ebola, pandemic influenza, chikungunya fever etc.).
  Evaluation of natural plant based botanicals as alternative to therapeutic antibiotics
  Dr C Situ
Applications accepted all year round

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It has become widely recognised that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces encompassing huge health and economic burdens on governments and societies in every region of the globe.
  The impact of air pollution on bacteria colonisation and virulence.
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof J Ketley, Prof P W Andrew
Applications accepted all year round

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Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, being responsible for an eighth of all global deaths per year (World Health Organisation, 2014).
  Discovery of new drug leads from extremophilic microorganisms (Ref: PhDCEPS192001)
  Dr M Rateb
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the cold deep seas, Antarctic, and Arid and hyper-arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with diverse and potent biological activity.
  Discovery of new drug leads from under-explored marine microorganisms (PhDCEPS192002)
  Dr M Rateb
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from under-explored environments such as the deep seas and cold seas have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with diverse and potent biological activity.
  Epidemics, marketing and opinion setting - competitive and collaborative spreading processes
  Prof D Saad
Applications accepted all year round

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Epidemic spreading has existed as long as life itself. Alongside their impact on community health, spreading processes became a modelling tool for opinion-setting, information dissemination and marketing on social and information networks.
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