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Virology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Liverpool

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  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.
  Evaluation of West Nile virus transmission risk in the UK
  Prof M Baylis, Dr J Medlock, Dr G Hughes, Dr R Bowden
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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West Nile disease has been sporadically present in certain parts of mainland Europe for about 60 years, but recently it has spread geographically and has increased dramatically in incidence; the number of human cases in 2018 (over two thousand) significantly exceeded previous years, possibly in response to unusually warm weather.
  The Consequences of Transmission Heterogeneities for Disease Outbreaks
  Prof A Fenton, Prof M Viney
Applications accepted all year round

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There are ever-increasing concerns about the threat of emerging infectious diseases, in both wildlife (e.g., rabies, chytridiomycosis in amphibians, white nose syndrome in bats etc.) and humans (e.g., covid-19, Ebola, pandemic influenza, etc.).
  Single-cell proteomic analysis of host-factor cleavage during norovirus infection
  Dr E Emmott, Dr M Iturriza
Applications accepted all year round

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Human norovirus is a major human pathogen, and the causative agent behind ‘winter vomiting disease’. Typically, infection is self-limited, causing diarrhoea and vomiting lasting from 24-72 hours.
  The Biology of Parasitism in Parasitic Nematodes
  Prof M Viney
Applications accepted all year round

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We work on the biology of parasitic nematode worms, particularly Strongyloides spp. The recent, detailed characterisation of the Strongyloides genome (Hunt et al.
  The Eco-Immunology of Wild Mice
  Prof M Viney
Applications accepted all year round

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The immune responses that wild animals make contribute to their fitness, but what those immune responses are – and how they differ from those of laboratory animals – is hardly known.
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