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Host-Parasite Interactions

   Cardiff School of Biosciences

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  Prof J Cable  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Our lab ( investigates host-parasite dynamics and the ecosystem impacts of invasive species. Much of this research (in silico, in vitro and in vivo) is based on aquatic systems, particularly fish pathogens, which affect host behaviour, metabolism and performance, but we also research water-borne human pathogens and zoonotic infections. Identifying the factors that drive parasite transmission and spread of invasive species has direct applications for animal and human health, sustainable food sources and the pet trade. Consequently, most of our PhD projects are co-designed with stakeholders, involving interdisciplinary research. If interested in such research, whether laboratory or field based, please contact us to discuss specific research projects.

Candidate requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent. Please visit for more details.

For those whose first language is not English, IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.

How to Apply 

To submit a formal application via Cardiff University’s online application service, click the 'Institution Website' button on this advert; in the ‘Apply’ box at the top-right of the page, select Qualification (Doctor of Philosophy), Mode of Study (Full Time) and Start Date (this can be flexible as it is a self-funded project). This will take you to the application portal.

Candidates must submit the following:

 • Supporting statement

 • CV

 • Qualification certificates

 • Proof of English language (if applicable) 

In the research proposal section of the application, specify the project title and supervisors of the project. In the funding section, specify that you will be self-funding. If you are applying for more than one Cardiff University project with the same entry intake, please note this in the research proposal section as the form only allows you to enter one title.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded PhD opportunity, students will be expected to source their own funding to cover all fees and living costs.

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