This 3 year-funded studentship is available in the Department of Genetics & Genome Biology for start in September 2018. The studentship is open to Home/EU students at the standard Research Councils UK rate.
Applicants should hold or expected to hold a First or Upper Second class degree in a relevant field by September 2018. Those holding a Lower Second class degree plus a Master’s degree or with 3+ years relevant post-graduate experience may also be eligible. Applications from candidates with degrees from abroad may be eligible if their qualifications are deemed equivalent.
1. E.R. Moxon, C.D. Bayliss and D.W. Hood (2007). Bacterial contingency loci: the role of simple sequence DNA repeats in bacterial adaptation. Annual Review of Genetics. 40:307-333.
2. C.D. Bayliss (2009). Determinants of phase variation rate and the fitness implications of differing rates for bacterial pathogens and commensals. FEMS Microbiological Reviews 33: 504-520.
3. Bayliss (2009). Determinants of phase variation rate and the fitness implications of differing rates for bacterial pathogens and commensals. FEMS Microbiological Reviews 33: 504-520.
4. Alamro M, Bidmos FA, Chan H, Oldfield NJ, Newton E, Bai X, Aidley J, Care R, Mattick C, Turner DP, Neal KR, Ala'aldeen DA, Feavers I, Borrow R, Bayliss CD (2014). Phase variation mediates reductions in expression of surface proteins during persistent meningococcal carriage. Infect. Imm. 82: 2472-84 (PMID:24686058).
5. Bidmos FA, Neal KR, Oldfield NJ, Turner DP, Ala'Aldeen DA, Bayliss CD (2011). Persistence, replacement and rapid clonal expansion of meningococcal carriage isolates in a 2008 university student cohort. Journal Clin. Micro. 49: 506-512.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.40
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