This is a 4 year BBSRC studentship under the Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham DTP. The successful applicant will receive research costs, tuition fees and stipend (£15,009 for 2019-20). The PhD will start in October 2020. Applicants should have, or be expecting to receive, a 2.1 Hons degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. EU candidates must have been resident in the UK for 3 years in order to receive full support. Please note, there are 2 stages to the application process.
Refugia and anthelmintic resistance: Concepts and challenges. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2019 Aug; 10: 51–57. Published online 2019 May 17. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2019.05.001
A mechanistic hydro-epidemiological model of liver fluke risk. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2018) 15(145): 20180072. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0072.
Clonal amplification of Fasciola hepatica in Galba truncatula: within and between isolate variation of triclabendazole-susceptible and –resistant clones. Parasites and Vectors (2018) 11:363 doi:10.1186/s13071-018-2952-z
In silico analyses of protein glycosylating genes in the helminth Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) predict protein-linked glycan simplicity and reveal temporally-dynamic expression profiles. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 3;8(1):11700. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29673-3.
A model to assess the efficacy of vaccines for control of liver fluke infection. Scientific Reports, 2016 Mar 24;6:23345. doi: 10.1038/srep23345
Gene duplication and polymorphism in the Fasciola hepatica genome reveals adaptation to the host environment and the capacity for rapid evolution. Genome Biol. 2015 Apr 3;16:71. doi: 10.1186/s13059-015-0632-2.
RNAi dynamics in Juvenile Fasciola spp. Liver flukes reveals the persistence of gene silencing in vitro. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 25;8(9):e3185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003185.
Novel biopesticide based on spider venom protein shows no adverse effects on honeybees. Proc. R. Soc. B, 281, 20140619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.0619
Demonstrating the potential of a novel spider venom based biopesticide for target-specific control of the small hive beetle, a serious pest of the European honey bee. J. Pest Science 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-019-01143-3.
Stimulating Neoblast-Like Cell Proliferation in Juvenile Fasciola hepatica Supports Growth and Progression towards the Adult Phenotype In Vitro. 2016 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(9).