We have 29 Parasitology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

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Parasitology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 29 Parasitology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

Detecting Schistosoma in Bornean Water Buffalo and implications of environmental variables for zoonotic transmission in the context of climate change

This project will investigate Schistosomiasis in Bornean buffaloes using novel cell free DNA approaches and will determine the presence of Schistosoma in water bodies associated to buffalo farming. Across Southeast Asia, over 200 million people are at risk of Schistosoma infection with up to 200,000 dying of the disease yearly. Read more

Development of an innovative lure and kill strategy for the control of mosquito adults and juveniles

The proposed project, "Development of an innovative lure and kill strategy for the control of mosquito adults and juveniles," is groundbreaking in its integration of entomopathogenic microbes with a lure-and-kill approach. Read more

Applying molecular tools for the detection of zoonotic helminths in eastern Africa

Diagnostics for many helminth diseases currently rely on low sensitivity, low throughput, microscopic methods. New diagnostic assays, targeting either proteins, antibodies, or DNA, represent medium throughput approaches with improved sensitivity for the detection of active disease. Read more
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Disrupting autophagy for parasite control

Parasites infect one third of the human population, causing staggering levels of morbidity that centre on the most economically deprived populations. … Read more
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Nanomedicine: Developing Nanomaterials-based Targeted Theranostic Applications against Parasitic Infections Using Acanthamoeba as a Model Organism

Pathogenic Acanthamoeba can cause an extremely painful blinding keratitis that is often associated with contact lens wear. Despite advances in antimicrobial chemotherapy and supportive care, treatment remains problematic due to delayed diagnosis and lack of availability of effective drugs. Read more

Manipulation of neuroimmune responses and behaviour by infectious agents

This project is available exclusively to self-funded students who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2023/24. The project focuses on how infectious agents modify the individuals that they infect and how neuroimmune responses to infection moderate behaviour changes in warm-blooded animals and humans. Read more

Parasite responses to host immunity

Information on this PhD research area can be found further down this page under the details about the Widening Participation Scholarship given immediately below. Read more

Discovery and functional investigation of the shared molecular mechanisms of host immunoregulation by the pathogens that cause malaria and sepsis.

Infectious diseases cause enormous humanitarian and economic burdens worldwide. Designing interventions that prevent, cure, or control many infections is difficult because pathogens have evolved sophisticated ways of subverting host immunity. Read more

Modulation of host immune response by secreted proteins from parasitic worms

Background. To establish chronic infection, parasitic worms manipulate their mammalian hosts’ immune system. This immune modulation is often mediated by excreted or secreted parasite glycoproteins (ES proteins). Read more

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