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Public Health & Epidemiology (infection biology) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  FoodBioSystems DTP - Assessing food-borne risks of Toxocara infection in support of public health and food quality assurance
  Dr M Betson, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The neglected parasitic disease toxocariasis, caused by infection with the roundworm Toxocara, is an increasing public health concern.
  Analysis and Treatment of Orthopaedic Pin Site Infections
  Dr J McEvoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Pin site infections are a major complication of external fixation of fractures, and bacterial biofilms are known to form on the pin surface.1 This project, in collaboration with Dr Shobana Dissanayeke (RHUL) and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, will investigate bacterial biofilms that have been obtained from percutaneous pins used in orthopaedic fixation frames.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  PhD Positions in Cancer Research

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Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD studies at the forefront of cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)…
  PhD-position
  Prof L Dölken
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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At the Institute for Virology and Immunology of the University of Wuerzburg, Germany we offer a. PhD-position. within the RTG2581 (Metabolism, topology and compartmentalization of membrane proximal lipid and signalling components in infection (https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/grk2581) starting 01.04.2020.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Tackling antimicrobial resistance in dairy production: using microfluidics and smartphone technology to monitor resistance genes alongside functional antibiotic sensitivity testing
  Dr A Edwards, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr P Ray
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. PROBLEM - Dairy farming is a socially and economically important sector of agriculture, and also illustrates the importance of a ‘one health’ approach that addresses both human and animal health.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof J Dumville, Prof N Cullum
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Impact of hypermutable sequences on microbial elicitation and evasion of host immune responses
  Research Group: Microbial Genetics, Pathogenicity & Biotechnology
  Dr C D Bayliss
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) cause multiple human diseases including otitis media, the commonest bacterial infection in children.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  Neglected Tropical Diseases and Stigma: An exploration of social, political and ethical dimensions.
  Dr P Nahar, Dr S Zaman
Application Deadline: 27 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex Campus.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
  Dr S Anjomani-Virmouni
Applications accepted all year round

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Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is characterised by neurodegeneration, cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus and skeletal deformities.
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on health outcomes: does an apple aday still keep the doctor away?
  Prof J Woodside, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr A Nugent, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Although increased fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, this has largely been based on observational evidence, and there are a number of uncertainties regarding these observed links.
  Big Data driven treatments for Pulmonary Fibrosis
  Prof Gisli Jenkins
Applications accepted all year round

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We invite applications for a 3-year PhD position, funded by the University of Nottingham to study ‘Big Data driven treatments for Pulmonary Fibrosis’.
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