About the Project
A first degree (at least a 2.1) ideally in microbiology/molecular biology with a good fundamental knowledge of techniques used to study microorganisms.
English language requirement
IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy are available online.
Experience of fundamental microbiology laboratory skills
Competent in data analysis, MS Office
Knowledge of molecular biology techniques
Good written and oral communication skills
Strong motivation, with evidence of independent research skills relevant to the project
Good time management
Good numeracy and statistical skills; Bioinformatics
Please quote project code SAS0085 in your enquiry and application.
• Completed application form
• 2 academic references, using the Postgraduate Educational Reference Form (Found on the application process page)
• A personal research statement (This should include (a) a brief description of your relevant experience and skills, (b) an indication of what you would uniquely bring to the project and (c) a statement of how this project fits with your future direction.)
• Evidence of proficiency in English (if appropriate)
Mathieu J, Yu P, Zuo P, Da Silva MLB and Alvarez PJJ (2019) Going viral:emerging opportunities for phage-based bacterial control in water treatment and reuse. Acc Chem Res 52:849-857
Moye ZD, Woolston J, and Sulakvelidze A (2018) Bacteriophage applications for food production and processing. Viruses 10(4). pii: E205. doi: 10.3390/v10040205
Salifu, SP, Casey SA and Foley, S. (2013) Isolation and characterisation of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi. J Appl Microbiol 114:1625-1633
Salifu, S.P., Valero-Rello, A., Campbell, S.A., Inglis, N.F., Scortti, M., Foley, S., and Vázquez-Boland J.A. (2013) Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomycete Rhodococcus equi. Environ Microbiol
Singh S, Godavarthi S, and Kumar A, Sen R (2019) A mycobacteriophage genomics approach to identify novel mycobacteriophage proteins with mycobactericidal properties. Microbiol 165:722-736
Svircev A, Roach D, and Castle A (2018) Framing the future with bacteriophages in agriculture. Viruses.10(5). pii: E218. doi: 10.3390/v10050218
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