Excellent candidates from the UK or EU (outside UK) are encouraged to apply by submitting the usual documents including their CV and a covering letter. Outstanding candidates from overseas will also be considered. Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. The studentship is generously funded by Medical Research Scotland for 4 years and includes a stipend above national UKRI standard rate and UK/EU tuition fees as well as travel allowances. International fees are not covered.
Wu CC, Jiang X, Wang XZ, Liu XJ, Li XJ, Yang B, Ye HQ, Harwardt T, Jiang M, Xia HM, Wang W, Britt WJ, Paulus C, Nevels M, Luo MH. 2018. Human cytomegalovirus immediate early 1 protein causes loss of SOX2 from neural progenitor cells by trapping unphosphorylated STAT3 in the nucleus. J Virol. 92(17):e00340.
Banas B, Steubl D, Renders L, Chittka D, Banas MC, Wekerle T, Koch M, Witzke O, Mühlfeld A, Sommerer C, Habicht A, Hugo C, Hünig T, Lindemann M, Schmidt T, Rascle A, Barabas S, Deml L, Wagner R, Krämer BK, Krüger B. 2018. Clinical validation of a novel ELISpot-based in vitro diagnostic assay to monitor CMV-specific cell-mediated immunity in kidney transplant recipients: a multicenter, longitudinal, prospective, observational study. Transpl Int. 31:436.
Liu XJ, Yang B, Huang SN, Wu CC, Li XJ, Cheng S, Jiang X, Hu F, Ming YZ, Nevels M, Britt WJ, Rayner S, Tang Q, Zeng WB, Zhao F, Luo MH. 2017. Human cytomegalovirus IE1 downregulates Hes1 in neural progenitor cells as a potential E3 ubiquitin ligase. PLoS Pathog. 13(7):e1006542.
Banas B, Böger CA, Lückhoff G, Krüger B, Barabas S, Batzilla J, Schemmerer M, Köstler J, Bendfeldt H, Rascle A, Wagner R, Deml L, Leicht J, Krämer BK. 2017. Validation of T-Track® CMV to assess the functionality of cytomegalovirus-reactive cell-mediated immunity in hemodialysis patients. BMC Immunol. 18:15.
Barabas S, Spindler T, Kiener R, Tonar C, Lugner T, Batzilla J, Bendfeldt H, Rascle A, Asbach B, Wagner R, Deml L. 2017. An optimized IFN-γ ELISpot assay for the sensitive and standardized monitoring of CMV protein-reactive effector cells of cell-mediated immunity. BMC Immunol. 18:14.
Reuschel E, Barabas S, Zeman F, Bendfeldt H, Rascle A, Deml L, Seelbach-Goebel B. 2017. Functional impairment of CMV-reactive cellular immunity during pregnancy. J Med Virol. 89:324.
Harwardt T, Lukas S, Zenger M, Reitberger T, Danzer D, Übner T, Munday DC, Nevels M, Paulus C. 2016. Human cytomegalovirus immediate-early 1 protein rewires upstream STAT3 to downstream STAT1 signaling switching an IL6-type to an IFNγ-like response. PLoS Pathog. 12(7):e1005748.
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