Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility**, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.
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Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.
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Lulla V*, Dinan AM, Hosmillo M, Chaudhry Y, Sherry L, Irigoyen N, Nayak KM, Stonehouse NJ, Zilbauer M, Goodfellow I, Firth AE* (2019) An upstream protein-coding region in enteroviruses modulates virus infection in gut epithelial cells. Nature Microbiology 4:280-292.
Napthine S, Ling R, Finch LK, Jones JD, Bell S, Brierley I*, Firth AE* (2017) Protein-directed ribosomal frameshifting temporally regulates gene expression. Nature Communications 8:15582.
Lulla V, Firth AE (2019) A hidden gene in astroviruses encodes a cell-permeabilizing protein involved in virus release. bioRxiv 661579; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/661579.