St George’s, University of London PhD Studentships programme

St George’s, University of London PhD Studentships programme

We are excited to announce a new PhD programme at St George’s, University of London for 2023. The new programme offers up to 4 studentships, from a range of projects covering a number of research disciplines across: Molecular and Clinical Sciences, infection and Immunity and Population Health. Students will be provided with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to UK and global medical research.

At St Georges we have 3 broad objectives for our research work, which are:

  • generating a positive social impact by improving diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • preventing disease by responding to new and emerging healthcare challenges through targeted interventions
  • developing our understanding of health through effective collaboration.

St George’s is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and continuously work towards ensuring that it is placed at the heart of everything that we do. Widening participation and cultivating a supportive, inclusive, and diverse community of future scientific leaders central aspects of the PhD programme.

For further information regarding the studentships, including funding and eligibility criteria please visit: PhD programme (

How to Apply

The deadline for applications for the St George's PhD programme is Friday 30 June 2023 at 5pm.

Studentships will start in October 2023 for 3 years.

Attend the virtual open evening on 8th June 5-7pm. Book your place.

Please follow the guidance How to apply (

For any administrative enquiries, you can phone the Programme Manager (Research Degrees) on +44 (0)20 8725 0191/ For any project specific enquires, please contact the supervisors directly.

Should you be invited to interview, you will be sent reference forms to pass to your referees to submit to by 30th June.

Interviews will take place from 3 to 11 August 2023.

Potential projects titles:

Individual project information can be found here: PhD projects (

  • What is the role of M. tuberculosis ‘secretome’ in pathogenesis and the host immune response to infection?
  • Functional characterisation of a ryanodine receptor variant associated with familial dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden arrhythmic death to reveal a novel mechanism of inherited cardiac disease
  • Defining physiomarkers of action tremors of the upper limbs with machine learning analysis and local field potential recording.
  • Development of new exposure metrics for population studies of noise and health
  • The relationship between antibiotic resistance genes in carriage and disease in patients attending pharmacies for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in Kampala, Uganda
  • Understanding the mechanisms of pain and tissue damage induced by bone marrow lesions in osteoarthritis
  • Viral haemorrhagic fevers and neutralising antibodies: development of a high through-put pseudovirus-based assay
  • Co-designing community-based interventions to address vaccine hesitancy in marginalised mobile populations across the life-course
  • Use of next generation point-of-care diagnostics to improve women’s health in low resource settings
  • Quantifying the risk of sudden cardiac death in myotonic dystrophy
  • NALCN: a novel regulator of contractility in rat and human vasculature
  • Co-designing a self-management intervention for people with primary antiphospholipid syndrome

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