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Pathology (pathogens) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  How does nutritional status affect plant immunity and disease?
  Dr R Harrison, Prof J M Dunwell
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_3. Supervisors. Dr Richard Harrison (NIAB EMR), Prof Jim Dunwell (University of Reading). This student will be registered with the University of Reading.
  Clean Interior Air for Vehicle Cabins: Understanding and Controlling Fine Particulate Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds and Pathogens in the Context of the Future Shared Vehicle
  Dr J Vande Hey
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Conducting exciting experimental research at the physical sciences / life sciences interface. Collaborating with a world leading automotive manufacturer in a well-supported PhD with a competitive stipend.
  Development of a three dimensional in vitro model of the human cornea to dissect the inflammatory events associated with sight-threatening ocular pathogens
  Dr C Dobson, Dr C Maldonado-Codina, Prof P Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of microbes at the corneal surface may trigger low grade discomfort through to acute eye infection and permanent loss of vision.
  Characterising broad-acting resistance to bacterial canker of cherry and elucidating tissue-specific mechanisms of immunity
  Dr M Hulin, Dr R Harrison, Dr G Barrett, Prof J M Dunwell
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_4. Supervisors. Dr Michelle Hulin (NIAB EMR), Dr Richard Harrison (NIAB EMR), Prof John Mansfield, Dr Glyn Barrett (University of Reading).
  Ph.D. Fellowship in Intestinal Innate Immunity and Host Defense Peptides
  Dr E Cobo
Applications accepted all year round

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RESEARCH. One Ph.D. position is available immediately at the University of Calgary, Canada to study gut innate immunity contributed by host defense peptides and immunoregulation in the epithelial and leukocyte cross-talking in response to microbial pathogens.
  Using climatic and microbiome data to predict apple fruit quality
  Prof X Xu, Prof X Hong
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_1. Supervisors. Prof Xiangming Xu (NIAB EMR), Prof Xia Hong (University of Reading). This student will be registered with the University of Reading.
  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).
  Developing phage therapy to control plant pathogenic bacteria in the rhizosphere microbiome
  Dr V Friman
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Plant pathogenic bacteria cause considerable economic losses to food production systems. The main reason for this is that hardly any effective control methods exist to mitigate this damage.
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