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  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.
  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).
  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.
  EASTBIO: The chicken or the egg; surmounting neonatal immune dysfunction for successful in ovo vaccination
  Prof L Vervelde, Prof J Hope
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. In ovo vaccination is an alternative approach to post-hatch vaccination of chickens.
  Synthetic Virology: Development of gene delivery vectors/synthetic vaccines
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is worldwide interest in exploiting our modern understanding of genomics to target gene expression therapeutically via a variety of mechanisms, such as transgene insertion and CRISPR-Cas gene editing.
  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).
  Environmental control of dendritic cell activation and function during pulmonary type 2 inflammation
  Prof A MacDonald, Prof J Allen
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 inflammation is a defining feature of infection with parasitic worms (helminths), as well as being responsible for widespread suffering in allergies.
  Iron Biology
  Prof H Drakesmith, Dr O Bannard
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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We study how iron and anaemia influence immunity and infectious diseases. Our research inspires therapies that control iron physiology to improve immunity, combat infections and treat disorders of iron metabolism.
  Iron Biology
  Prof H Drakesmith, Dr O Bannard
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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We study how iron and anaemia influence immunity and infectious diseases. Our research inspires therapies that control iron physiology to improve immunity, combat infections and treat disorders of iron metabolism.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial and antiviral natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Dr R Ebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Long-Acting Microneedle Delivery Systems
  Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Microneedle arrays are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum barrier.
  EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership: Complex Biological Products Manufacture

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Biological products and their manufacture are progressing to unparalleled levels of complexity. Examples include engineered biocatalysts, antibody-drug conjugates, multivalent vaccines and cellular therapies.
  Structure based design of angiotensin-converting enzyme (from Anopheles gambiae) inhibitors as mosquitocides
  Prof K R Acharya
Applications accepted all year round

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The mosquitoes of the Anopheles and Aedes genus are some of the most deadly insects to humans because of their effectiveness as vectors of malaria and a range of arboviruses, including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and zika.
  Process Modelling and Optimisation of Biomolecular Separations for Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  Dr D Gerogiorgis, Dr M Luberti
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Rapid design and deployment of efficient biopharmaceutical production lines in light of exogenous uncertainty worldwide is a pressing societal need, as global health and safety risks loom, new pathogens appear and aggressive infectious diseases induce a demand of vaccines and reliable therapeutics in a matter of months (or even weeks) as opposed to years.
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