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Virology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 38 Virology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Supporting Healthy Honey Bees Against Varroa and Viruses: a Scientific Understanding for Practical Solutions
  Dr A Bowman, Dr J Sternberg
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an increasing need for insect pollination for crop production worldwide. At the same time, there is a global crisis in honey bee health resulting in a shortage of managed bee colonies to satisfy the growing needs of food production.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  Development of a single NGS pipeline using a novel universal virus enrichment panel for the detection and typing of viral pathogens.
  Prof L Scobie, Dr R Gunson
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19001. Current routine virology diagnostics rely upon serological methods and novel molecular methods such as real time PCR.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Role of pentraxin and interaction with complement in immune defence against opportunistic infections
  Prof C Garlanda, Prof S Meri
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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PTX3 is a soluble pattern recognition molecule which acts as a key component of humoral innate immunity in opportunistic infections of fungal and bacterial origin.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Potential therapeutic effects of natural products in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cervical cancers
  Dr H Ashrafi
Applications accepted all year round

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting women worldwide. Infection caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), especially type 16 and 18 are implicated in the etiology of most cervical cancers.
  Structural and time-resolved studies of phage replication in bacterial biofilm
  Dr P Plevka
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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When Staphylococcus aureus cells form a biofilm in the human body they become shielded from the immune system and highly resistant to antibiotics.
  Structural study of enterovirus replication in vivo
  Dr P Plevka
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Viruses from the Enterovirus genus belong to the family Picornaviridae of human and vertebrate pathogens. Diseases caused by enteroviruses range from upper and lower respiratory tract infections to life-threatening encephalitis.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Some like it hot: how mismatch between host and pathogen thermal ecology influences adaptation to global change
  Dr M Hall
Applications accepted all year round

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Global change is predicted to result in both rapidly changing environments and dramatic changes in disease outbreaks. Key to predicting winners and losers under the nexus of infection and global change is any mismatch between hosts and pathogens in their thermal tolerances and adaptive potential.
  The role of endogenous retroviruses in human health and disease
  Dr G Magiorkinis
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 10 years have passed since the first high quality (nearly) complete version of the human genome and we are still exploring its functionality.
  Development of gene therapies for muscular dystrophies
  Dr L Popplewell
Applications accepted all year round

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The activities in the Popplewell lab focus on the development of pre-clinical gene therapies for neuromuscular diseases, in particular muscular dystrophies based on gene replacement, endonuclease-mediated gene editing, antisense oligonucleotide (AO)-induced exon skipping and gene sliencing.
  Engineering genetic systems for control of Anopheles stephensi (Ref: 2019-21LA)
  Prof L Alphey, Dr R Noad
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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A 3.5-year PhD studentship, fully funded by The Pirbright Institute and registered with the Royal Veterinary College of the University of London, is available to a highly motivated student interested in the genetic control of mosquitoes.
  Multi-scale network reconstruction and modelling of phage – bacteria interactions
  Dr J-M Schwartz, Prof S Lovell
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They are seen as a promising alternative to antibiotics, particularly as multi-resistant bacterial strains are becoming more widespread and could one day render existing antibiotic therapies ineffective.
  Adaptation to oxidative stress in hepatitis C virus persistence: the role of IRES-dependent translation.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes a clinically important disease affecting 3% of the world population (Chan 2014). About 75% of the infection will develop into chronic hepatitis, which can then progress into fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  Virus pathogenesis: interplay between the unfolded protein response and innate immunity.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular homeostatic response in restoring endoplasmic reticulum balance upon stress conditions e.g.
  Complement resistance mechanisms by multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumonia
  Prof S Rooijakkers, Prof A Blom
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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The aim of this project is to characterize complement evasion molecules in the opportunistic bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) where carbapenem-resistance grew from 1.6% to 10.4% in 10 years.
  Elucidating the mechanisms of phospholipid transport in Gram-negative bacteria
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr T Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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This project focuses on characterising the fundamental process of outer membrane lipid transport in Gram-negative bacteria, a largely unknown process which is only now being revealed.
  PhD studentship in Viral Immunology: role of T and NK cells in dengue virus infection
  Dr L Rivino
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Project description. We are offering a 3-year funded PhD position to study the role of human T and NK cell immunity during infection with dengue virus (DENV), a flavivirus that is transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes.
  Evolution of Influenza Viruses - prediction of possible future antigenic variants
  Prof D Smith
Application Deadline: 2 January 2020

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Evolution of Influenza Viruses. Centre for Pathogen Evolution. Department of Zoology. University of Cambridge. Project summary. Our research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity
  Dr L Lione
Application Deadline: 11 October 2019

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The University invites applications for a PhD student to join our Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) scheme. This four-year project requires a PhD student to undertake a collaborative research project with support from University academic supervisor(s) and company scientists.
  Synthetic Virology: Development of gene delivery vectors/synthetic vaccines
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is worldwide interest in exploiting our modern understanding of genomics to target gene expression therapeutically via a variety of mechanisms, such as transgene insertion and CRISPR-Cas gene editing.
  Defining a novel assembly pathway in ssRNA viruses using X-ray footprinting.
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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Project co-supervised by Prof. Peter Stockley at Leeds and Prof. Reidun Twarock at University of York, as part of the White Rose network "Structural and Mechanistic Biology at the RNA/Ligand Interface".
  Enhancing Oncolytic Virus-induced Immunotherapy using Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
  Dr F Errington-Mais, Dr MA Volpato
Applications accepted all year round

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) having the worst prognosis, highest death rate and lowest overall survival.
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