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  RVC PhD: Quantifying the use and impact of antimicrobial drugs on chicken gut microbiome and the presence of resistance genes
  Dr L Pelligand, Dr G Fournié, Dr D Blake
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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- Background -. As intensification of chicken production dramatically increases to meet the rising demand for meat and eggs, there is a strong concern about the over and misuse of antimicrobial drugs (AMD) in poultry.
  (BBSRC DTP CASE) Jellyfish-collagen hydrogels for culture and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and 3D cartilage bioprinting
  Dr J Bella, Dr S Richardson, Dr M Domingos
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented graduate from a relevant biomedical or materials science degree to develop next-generation, sustainable collagen-based scaffolds for stem cell culture, differentiation, and 3D bioprinting, aimed at tissue regeneration applications.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Machine learning and portfolio approaches to cystic echinococcosis area risk classification and prioritisation of interventions
  Dr J Prada
Applications accepted all year round

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Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic parasitic disease of significant public health concern in many parts of the world. For example, over 5,000 new CE cases are reported in South America every year and a recent study has estimated that more than 150,000 people in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey might be affected by CE.
  Recombinant pseudorabies virus as a multivalent vectored vaccine platform for emerging and endemic porcine diseases
  Prof S Graham, Prof D Werling, Prof T Mettenleiter
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Pseudorabies virus (PrV), the causative agent of the Aujeszky’s disease, is responsible for substantial losses to the expanding pig industry in Southeast Asia.
  Investigation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seafood products and risk of exposure to these by consumers in the UK
  Dr A Mateus, Dr L Guardabassi
Applications accepted all year round

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A large amount of seafood consumed in the UK are imported from countries outside the EU, where the use of antibiotics is often poorly regulated.
  Employing molecular virology to investigate hepatitis E virus replication (fully-funded PhD)
  Research Group: School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  Dr M.R. Herod, Prof M Harris
Application Deadline: 27 February 2020

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Hepatitis E virus (HEV), is a major causative agent of acute, severe hepatitis. The infection can also be chronic, particular in immunocompromised people, and fatal in pregnant women or those with existing liver diseases.
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