About the Project
To address the hypothesis, you will use a range of primary cells and engineered immune cells and infect them with bacterial pathogens (E.coli) resistant to various antibiotics and assess the innate immune response following infection. Our lab is developing systems to study the innate immune response in humans to translate our discoveries into therapeutics more efficiently. You will receive training in immunology, cell biology and microbiology and will use cutting-edge techniques (e.g., microscopy, proteomic) to address this very important question.
This project is suitable for an applicant with a keen interest in identifying novel approaches to combat bacterial disease, and with good knowledge of human immunology or/and microbiology.
1-Durao P et al, Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Jun 20;60(7):4324-32
The Department of Biology at the University of York is committed to recruiting extraordinary future scientists regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or career pathway to date. We understand that commitment and excellence can be shown in many ways and have built our recruitment process to reflect this. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in science, who have curiosity, creativity and a drive to learn new skills.
Tax-free annual stipend at UKRI rate (£15,285 for 2020/21)
UK tuition fees (£4,473 for 2021/22)
Research support and training charges (RSTC)
Only UK students are eligible for this funding scheme.
A number of projects are competing for this funding scheme, each will nominate their strongest candidate to a Selection Panel. Nominated candidates will be invited for interview but only one student will be offered the studentship.
START DATE: 1st October 2021
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