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Veterinary Medicine (animal disease) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Understanding resistance and tolerance to chytrid fungal disease in amphibians to improve conservation
  Dr L Grogan
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will involve working with captive animals (Australian barred frogs and tadpoles, including the endangered Fleay’s barred frog) to understand host responses to infection and mechanisms of resistance and tolerance to the devastating fungal disease, frog chytridiomycosis.
  Bloomsbury Colleges PhD: Veterinary paraclinical metagenomics to prevent bovine respiratory disease and antimicrobial use in calves
  Prof L Guardabassi, Dr R Stabler
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a major cause for loss of productivity and one of the most common reasons for antimicrobial use in cattle farming worldwide [1].
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Repositioning histone modifying enzyme (HME) inhibitors as next-generation flukicides
  Prof K Hoffman, Prof A Maule, Dr I Chalmers, Dr J Tomczak
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection costs the UK livestock industry >£300m/year. The global impact of liver fluke infection across the livestock sector is estimated at over US$3.2b/year.
  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, Ms E Van der Kamp, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  QUADRAT DTP: Environmental change and the epidemiology of a multi-host pathogen: Leptospira in Africa
  Dr M Moseley, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Multi-host pathogens include some the most important pathogens of livestock and humans. These pathogens are maintained in complex ecological reservoirs that are comprised of epidemiologically connected animal host populations and environments (Viana et al., 2014).
  Validation of owner-reported mobility data using a tool developed for the Generation Pup longitudinal study
  Prof E Comerford, Dr KT Bates
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Owner-based questionnaires verified with objective gait data are available for use in dogs already diagnosed with osteoarthritis to help accurately quantify changes in mobility.
  Modelling parasitic disease risk in reindeer
  Dr H Vineer
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Semi-nomadic reindeer herding is central to Sami culture and identity.
  RVC PhD: Gene therapy for cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis
  Dr S Roberts, Prof A Pitsillides, Dr J Dudhia
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in humans. By 2050 it is estimated that 40 million people worldwide will be severely disabled by this disease.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Integrating plant and animal responses to parasite infection under climate change
  Prof E Morgan, Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Climate change is causing increased unpredictability of parasitic disease in animals, while developing drug resistance limits options for control.
  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.
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