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The role of placental macrophages in fetal anti-viral defense.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Macrophages are mononuclear phagocytes that play a central role in tissue development and homeostasis, and protecting the organism from infection. Our laboratory is interested in describing the properties of tissue-resident human macrophages and how their properties change throughout life, using modern technologies such as advanced flow cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing. This project aims to describe the properties of placental macrophages and the role they play in anti-viral fetal defense

Funding Notes

Funding* will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility**, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.**The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website:View Website . Applications from ineligible candidateswill not be considered.

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