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Research Council Studentships are available for UK applicants. EU applicants resident in the UK may also be eligible. Non-UK students interested in this project may apply for a Darwin Trust Scholarship. The deadline for applications for Research Council and Darwin Trust studentships is 31st January 2019.
We have a thriving community of International PhD students and encourage applications at any time from students of any nationality either able to fund their own studies or who wish to apply for their own funding (e.g. Commonwealth Scholarship Council, Islamic Development Bank).
For further information on funding see http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/courses/postgraduate/phd.aspx
RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM OUR GROUP (for a full list, see http://www.biosciences-labs.bham.ac.uk/may/Home.html)
Gilbert et al. Vomocytosis of live pathogens from macrophages is regulated by the atypical MAP kinase ERK5. Science Advances, 2017
Farrer et al. Microevolutionary traits and comparative population genomics of the emerging pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus gattii. Phil Trans Roy Soc B, 2016
Samantaray et al. Novel cell-based in vitro screen to identify small-molecule inhibitors against intracellular replication of Cryptococcus neoformans in macrophages. Int J Antimicrobial Agents, 2016.
Voelz et al. 'Division of Labour' in response to host oxidative burst drives a fatal Cryptococcus gattii outbreak. Nature Communications 2014
Sabiiti et al. Efficient phagocytosis and laccase activity affect the outcome of HIV-associated cryptococcosis. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2014
Voelz et al. Transmission of Hypervirulence Traits via Sexual Reproduction within and between Lineages of the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus gattii. PLOS Genetics 2013
Johnston SA, May RC. The human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans escapes macrophages by a phagosome emptying mechanism that is inhibited by Arp2/3 complex-mediated actin polymerisation. PLoS Pathogens. 2010
FTE Category A staff submitted: 42.80
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