Competitive funding of tuition fee, research costs and stipend (£14,777 tax-free, 2018-19) from the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership ACCE, View Website. ACCE – a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, and York – is the only dedicated ecology/evolution/conservation Doctoral Training Partnership in the UK.
Applications (CV, letter of application, 2 referees) by email to [email protected], deadline: January 9 2019. Interviews in or after the week commencing: 11th February 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed for only one project from the ACCE partnership.
This project is also available to self-funded students. A fees bursary may be available.
Scantlebury, C.E., Pinchbeck, G.L., Loughnane, P., Aklilu, N., Ashine, T., Stringer, A.P., Gordon, L., Marshall, M., Christley, R.M., McCarthy, A. (2016) Development and evaluation of a molecular diagnostic method to rapidly detect Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum, the causative agent of Epizootic Lymphangitis, in equine clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 54 (12): 2990-2999.
Scantlebury CE, Zerfu A, Pinchbeck GP, Reed K, Gebreab F, Aklilu N, Mideksa K, Christley R (2015) Participatory appraisal of the impact of epizootic lymphangitis in Ethiopia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 120 (3-4): 265-276.
Ransom-Jones, E., McCarthy, A. J., Haldenby, S., Doonan, J., & McDonald, J. E. (2017). Lignocellulose-Degrading Microbial Communities in Landfill Sites Represent a Repository of Unexplored Biomass-Degrading Diversity. MSPHERE, 2(4). doi:10.1128/mSphere.00300-17
de Menezes, A. B., McDonald, J. E., Allison, H. E., & McCarthy, A. J. (2012). Importance of Micromonospora spp. as Colonizers of Cellulose in Freshwater Lakes as Demonstrated by Quantitative Reverse Transcriptase PCR of 16S rRNA. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 78(9), 3495-3499. doi:10.1128/AEM.07314-11.
Rooks, D. J., McDonald, J. E., & McCarthy, A. J. (2012). Metagenomic Approaches to the Discovery of Cellulases. Methods in Enzymology, 510, 375-394.
Hibbett, D., Abarenkov, K., Kõljalg, U., Öpik, M., Chai, B., Cole, J., et al. (2017). Sequence-based classification and identification of Fungi. Mycologia. http://dx.doi.org/10.3852/16-130.
Cotton TEA, Fitter AH, Dumbrell AJ, Miller, MR, Helgason T, (2015) Fungi in the future: inter-annual variation and effects of atmospheric change on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. New Phytologist. 205:1598-1607 doi: 10.1111/nph.13224.
Morrissey BJ, Helgason T, Poppinga L, Fünfhaus A, Genersch E, Budge G (2015) Biogeography of Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American foulbrood, using a new MLST scheme Environmental Microbiology 17:1414-1424 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12625