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  MSc by Research Programme: Development of tools suited for the in vivo identification and study of protein Complexes in Phytophthora capsici, required for infection.
  Dr E Huitema
Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

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This course allows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a ’real research’ experience.
  Investigating the impact of chronic parasite infection on immune cell development
  Dr J Hewitson, Prof I Hitchcock
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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More than a quarter of the global population is infected with a parasitic worm, resulting in a range of diseases and pathologies.
  How does Vaccinia virus evade detection by the innate immune system?
  Dr L Unterholzner, Dr M Munir
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Background. Most of our cells are able to detect when they have been infected by a virus.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Integrating plant and animal responses to parasite infection under climate change
  Prof E Morgan, Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Climate change is causing increased unpredictability of parasitic disease in animals, while developing drug resistance limits options for control.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Can many biomarkers make light work of liver fluke parasite diagnostics?
  Dr P McVeigh, Dr R Morphew
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Liver fluke parasites are a pervasive economic threat on UK sheep and cattle farms.
  A Role for Proteases in Strepococcus Pneumoniae infection, lung inflammation and injury.
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Prof C Taggart, Dr S Weldon
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Streptococcus pneumoniae (StP) is a microorganism significantly associated with pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia in humans is often accompanied by a pronounced inflammatory response and the recruitment of large numbers of neutrophils to the lung.
  Virulence factors in dermatophytes
  Dr A Bolhuis
Applications accepted all year round

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Dermatophytosis is caused by fungi infecting keratinised tissues and represents the most common and disseminated group of mycoses.
  Defining strategies to promote immunity to multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  Dr L Prince
Applications accepted all year round

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Staphylococcus aureus is a highly successful pathogen that can circumvent many aspects of immunity. White blood cells, including neutrophils, are a critical defence against infection and yet S.
  The chemical glycobiology of carbohydrate metabolism
  Prof R Field, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbohydrates are widespread in nature and fulfil many important biological functions. However, the biology of carbohydrates is much less well explored than that of nucleic acids and proteins.
  The nanoscale organisation of immune cell surfaces in health and disease
  Prof D Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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Super-resolution microscopes, celebrated in the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, are one of the tools that allow us to study immune cells in unprecedented detail.
  The respiratory metagenome during exacerbations of asthma
  Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson, Dr S Megremis
Applications accepted all year round

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Asthma is an international pandemic, with 10% or more of the global population having experience asthma symptoms some time in life.
  Evolutionary insights for engineering improved globin oxygen carriers
  Dr M Berenbrink, Dr J Madine
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 2 million red blood cell units at a cost of 120.00 GBP per unit are transfused annually in England alone (http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/what-we-do/blood-transfusion/).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  The contribution of human mast cells to innate functional memory in anti-bacterial responses
  Prof S Bulfone-Paus, Dr J Cavet
Applications accepted all year round

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In the recent years, it has become evident that after infection or vaccination innate immune cells have the capacity to adapt and modify the nature of their activities following a single immunostimulatory challenge and display a long-term functional memory.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Functions & Applications of a Novel Stem Cell Signalling Pathway
  Dr GM Findlay, Dr M Stavridis
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases with small molecules
  Prof A Ciulli, Dr S Virdee
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  How does the human gut microbiota protect against infection with enterohaemorrhagic E. coli? (SchullerS-NarbadAU19SF)
  Dr S Schüller, Prof A Narbad
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The human body is populated by trillions of commensal bacteria (microbiota), most of which reside in the intestine and have established a symbiotic relationship with the host.
  PhD Positions in Cancer Research

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Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD studies at the forefront of cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)…
  Paediatric airway epithelium in health and disease: cross-talk between paediatric airway epithelium and dendritic cells following respiratory virus infection
  Research Group: Centre for Experimental Medicine
  Prof U Power, Dr D Simpson
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This project will be part of a Welcome Trust Strategic award involving 8 major UK universities and Monash University, Australia.
  The role of pore-forming bacterial proteins in pneumonia and meningitis
  Prof T J Mitchell, Dr M Tomlinson
Applications accepted all year round

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The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is carried in the nasopharynx of most children and some adults without causing disease.
  Determining novel molecular regulators of necrosis controlling premature cell death
  Dr Y Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Necrosis, a form of premature cell death, is frequently caused by excessive insults such as trauma, infection and toxins. It has been implicated in many human diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and inflammatory diseases.
  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  Targeting pathogen subversion of cellular ageing to combat antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever
  Dr D Humphreys, Dr T Darton
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever is fuelled by chronic Salmonella carriage. The world faces epidemics of untreatable typhoid fever caused by antimicrobial-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhi (~27 million cases/year).
  Functional analysis of novel genes important in the physiology and pathogenesis of the human pathogen Campylobacter jejuni
  Prof D J Kelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Campylobacter jejuni and E. coli are the commonest cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Although pathogenic in humans, C.
  PhD-position
  Prof L Dölken
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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At the Institute for Virology and Immunology of the University of Wuerzburg, Germany we offer a. PhD-position. within the RTG2581 (Metabolism, topology and compartmentalization of membrane proximal lipid and signalling components in infection (https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/grk2581) starting 01.04.2020.
  Adaptation to oxidative stress in hepatitis C virus persistence: the role of IRES-dependent translation.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes a clinically important disease affecting 3% of the world population (Chan 2014). About 75% of the infection will develop into chronic hepatitis, which can then progress into fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  Exploiting druggability host spots in protein phosphatase targets
  Dr L Tabernero, Prof D Procter, Dr S Butterworth
Applications accepted all year round

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In the past years the use of virtual screening or computer-based screening of compound libraries against selected targets has expanded exponentially the boundaries of drug discovery.
  Probing the organization and function of bacterial toxin-antitoxin complexes
  Dr F Hayes, Prof J P Derrick
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules typically consist of a pair of genes that encode for a stable toxin protein and an unstable cognate antitoxin molecule.
  Regulation of intestinal immune responses to commensal bacteria by innate lymphoid cells
  Dr M Hepworth, Prof K Else
Applications accepted all year round

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Commensal bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract provide beneficial roles for the host, such as supporting nutrient metabolism.
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