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6 PhD Scholarships in Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University, Ireland

6 PhD Scholarships in Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University, Ireland

The Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research draws on the unique expertise across a wide range of disciplines and over 40 research groups in Maynooth University to address health-related research challenges. The disciplines span from Biology to Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering. The training of PhD graduates is one of the key objectives of the Institute.

Applications are now invited for the second intake of PhD Scholars into the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research in October 2022

Applications will be considered for the following research projects:

  • Project title: A new strategy in the fight against antimicrobial resistance: emerging two- dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides as antimicrobial agents and coatings
    Supervisor: Dr Carmel Breslin
    Email: carmel.breslin@mu.ie
  • Project title: Killer MAITs: Investigating the impact of obesity on MAIT cell anti-cancer properties
    Supervisor: Dr Andrew Hogan
    Email: andrew.e.hogan@mu.ie
  • Project title: GUT-microRNA-Repair: Identifying microRNA-controlled immune circuits to limit inflammation and elicit intestinal mucosal healing
    Supervisor: Dr Eoin McNamee
    Email: eoin.n.mcnamee@mu.ie
  • Project title: Deciphering the systemic immune response to bacterial translocation in liver cirrhosis
    Supervisor: Dr Mark Robinson
    Email: mark.robinson@mu.ie
  • Project title: Glycoprobes for Ultrafast and Selective Pathogen Detection
    Supervisor: Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
    Email: trinidad.velascotorrijos@mu.ie
  • Project title: Utilising mannosides to tackle water-borne Escherichia coli in water from flooded farmland
    Supervisor: Dr Fiona Walsh
    Email: fiona.walsh@mu.ie
6 PhD Scholarships in Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University, Ireland

Whilst a key aspiration of the 4 year PhD programme is advancement of knowledge through research, it is also underpinned by structured training in generic and transferable skills.

Eligibility: Graduates in the Life Sciences or related areas (1st or upper 2nd class honours degree)

Stipend: € 18,500 per year plus fees

Application Procedure: e-mail CV and contact details for 2 referees to the contact Supervisor indicated for the relevant research project

Deadline: Midnight Sunday 29th May 2022

Further details: Contact Dr Nezira Delagic (nezira.delagic@mu.ie)


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