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  Developing a virus-like particle (VLP) Polio vaccine
  Dr G Mulley
Applications accepted all year round

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Rationale. Poliovirus is a non-enveloped RNA virus, spread via the faecal-oral route, that causes the infectious disease Poliomyelitis (Polio).
  A mixed methods approach to quantifying and characterising vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy in UK companion animals
  Dr G Pinchbeck, Prof E Perkins, Prof A Radford, Dr D Singleton
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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Vaccination is an essential component of preventive healthcare, and it is well acknowledged that suboptimal vaccination uptake may be associated with outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in populations.
  The development of a cost-effective and stable single-administration vaccine (SAV) formulation to achieve vaccination regimen reduction
  Dr A Al-Khattawi
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Vaccination has greatly reduced the burden of infectious diseases worldwide. However, many vaccines e.g. for DTP and Polio require repeated administration over months to achieve effective immunity.
  Towards the development of an effective vaccine for advanced prostate cancer
  Dr S McArdle
Applications accepted all year round

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Prostate cancer is the second most frequent cancer in men. Patients with a localized disease are treated with local therapies such as prostatectomy or radiation therapy, whereas patients with metastatic disease are treated with androgen deprivation therapies (ADT).
  Tackling antibiotic resistance: developing a vaccine against gonorrhoea
  Prof J P Derrick, Dr F Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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Gonorrhoea is caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae and is a serious public health problem in developing and developed countries.
  Rhythms under your skin: Enhancing vaccine efficiency using a state-of-the-art dissolvable intradermal microneedle patch and harnessing the skin dendritic cell circadian clock
  Dr A Curtis, Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Vaccination is the greatest success story of modern medicine with the WHO estimating 10 million deaths were prevented by vaccines between 2010 and 2015.
  Molecular characterisation of novel virulence genes and vaccine candidates in pathogenic Corynebacterium diphtheria (Ref: SF20/APP/SANGAL)
  Dr V Sangal
Applications accepted all year round

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Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a prominent human pathogen that causes diphtheria, a toxin mediated disease of upper respiratory tract, resulting in significant mortality and morbidity in humans.
  FULLY FUNDED PHD - Industrial Partnership PhD: Programming nano-particle adjuvants to manipulate the immune response of vaccine candidates
  Prof J Brewer, Prof P Garside, Dr D Laera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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TO APPLY, CLICK ’VISIT WEBSITE’. Due to their limited immunogenicity, many vaccine antigens require formulation with an adjuvant.
  Defining Mycobacterium tuberculosis in lung tissue – a novel discovery platform for new vaccine and drug targets
  Dr S Waddell, Dr J Salguero, Dr S Sharpe, Dr A Rawkins
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join our tuberculosis research group in the Department of Global Health and Infection at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).
  Bioinformatics for Personalized and Precision Neoantigen Therapeutics in Cancer
  Prof T Hupp, Dr JA Alfaro
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite the success of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the clinic, most cancer patients do not respond, and even among responders therapeutic resistance is a problem.
  Immunity to Influenza and Ebola viruses
  Prof A Townsend
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This started with the investigation of T cell recognition of peptides derived from intracellular proteins of Influenza (Townsend et al 1986), that evolved into the development of a live attenuated, single cycle Influenza vaccine, based on these principles (Powell et al, 2012; Baz et al, 2015, Holzer 2018).
  Immunity to Influenza and Ebola viruses
  Prof A Townsend
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This started with the investigation of T cell recognition of peptides derived from intracellular proteins of Influenza (Townsend et al 1986), that evolved into the development of a live attenuated, single cycle Influenza vaccine, based on these principles (Powell et al, 2012; Baz et al, 2015, Holzer 2018).
  Development of antiviral peptidomimetic enzyme inhibitors
  Dr L Trembleau, Dr H Deng
Applications accepted all year round

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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that circulate and evolve among various animals. They can cause mild human illnesses such as the common cold or more serious respiratory diseases as seen in the recent outbreaks of SARS (2002), MERS (2012), and COVID-19 (2019).
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
  Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Funded PhD Studentships

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The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between five research-intensive universities, the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Aston University, and Harper Adams University.
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