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Zoology / Animal Science (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 - 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).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Improving nutrition efficiency and milk quality in dairy production
  Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws, Dr T Yan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is the most nutritious single food but also a major provider of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the UK diets.
  Effects of pathogen pressure on personal and social immune investment in ants
  Dr N Stroeymeyt
Application Deadline: 15 February 2020

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##PhD position in collective behaviour and social immunity at the University of Bristol (UK)##.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Going beyond the gut: enhancing fish health with precision aquaculture nutrition
  Dr A Ellison
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Two of the greatest barriers to intensification of aquaculture in the Wales, and indeed globally, is infectious disease outbreaks and sustainable, efficient fish nutrition.
  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.
  Understanding the approach taken to aged dogs in primary veterinary care: a mixed methods health informatics approach
  Dr C Westgarth, Dr A Radford
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Dogs are living up to twice as long as they did 40 years ago. With a rapidly ageing dog population, there are implications for senior dogs’ healthcare and wellbeing.
  Exploring the role of histone deacetylase inhibitors as regulators of innate immune cells activation in periodontitis
  Dr F Flores-Borja
Applications accepted all year round

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Second Supervisor. Rommel Chacon-Salinas (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico). Background.
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