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Targeted Anti-Microbial Photodynamic Therapy: infection model development and evaluation

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Dr Kev Dhaliwal , Dr Beth Mills No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

As part of a recently awarded EPSRC grant, we are seeking a microbiology student with excellent practical laboratory skills to develop a range of infection models; including skin, wound and cornea, and evaluate these with photodynamic therapy (PDT), imaging and sensing techniques utilising low-cost devices built within the broader project. Experience in biofilm culture and imaging would be beneficial.

The applicant will be placed within a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of chemists, engineers, biologists and clinicians based at Queen’s Medical Research Institute (in the Centre for Inflammation Research), and work closely with our partners in India and Africa. Together we are working to develop point-of-care diagnostic and treatment platforms for low resource settings.

Funding Notes

The successful applicant will be awarded a 4 year studentship, which includes their stipend and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and contributions towards travel and research costs for their PhD project.

The studentship will be awarded competitively. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants should submit the following documents [Email Address Removed] : (i) Personal statement about their research interests and their reasons for applying; and (ii) CV.


Applicants should also arrange for two academic referees to submit letters of reference via email before the deadline. All documents should be submitted no later than 5pm on Sunday 14 June 2020. Short-listed candidates will be notified by email.
Informal enquiries can be sent via email to [email protected]

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