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  Regulation of virulence and biofilm formation by quorum sensing and the "stress alarmone" ppGpp in gram-negative pathogenic bacteria.
  Dr M Welch
Applications accepted all year round

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We are investigating the complex interplay between cell-cell signalling (quorum sensing), microbial lifestyle (i.e., free-living planktonic cultures vs sessile biofilm communities), growth phase and virulence in gram-negative bacteria.
  Investigating the antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions of β-defensins for AMR therapeutic use.
  Dr J Dorin, Prof W Wood, Prof D Dockrell, Prof L Forrester
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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The newly established four-year Medical Sciences & Translational Research PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact Programme will combine medical…
  Identifying guidance mechanisms for plant immunity. Self Funded Biosciences PhD
  Dr M Deeks
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lead supervisor. Dr Mike Deeks, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Project description. Phytopathogen contact with a plant triggers cell signalling that results in either the arrest of the pathogen or a disease-causing infection.
  Synthesis of new types of nanoparticles and their antimicrobial resistance
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Antonios Kanaras (Physics). Co-supervisor Prof Myron Christodoulides (Medicine). Project description. Background.
  Immunogenetic Status of Salmonid Populations in Scotland
  Prof S Piertney, Dr M Wenzel, Dr D Morris, Dr J Gilbey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The genetic integrity of wild salmon in Scotland is being challenged by interaction with escaped farmed fish.
  Whole genome sequencing to investigate the mechanisms of fluoroquinolone-resistance in field isolates of Salmonella spp.: a nationwide study of recreational areas
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Walker, Dr C O'Kane, Dr H McRobie, Dr J Sullivan
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Application of Bacteriophages in Biocontrol
  Dr S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically infect and kill bacteria.
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  Mini Centre for Doctoral Training: Overcoming drug-resistant microbial infection – Targeting the power of Molecular Machines
  Dr E Main, Prof RW Pickersgill, Dr V Darbari, Dr A Kang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The newly formed “Centre for Structural Medicine” (joint between the Schools of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Medicine and Dentistry) is seeking PhD applicants for their fully funded mini Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) to start in September 2020.
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