PhD opportunities

A list of all the current research degree opportunities

MRC/DTP

This programme is jointly launched by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) and Lancaster University (LU) and offers fully-funded PhD studentships The call for applications for the 2018-19 round of studentships is now OPEN – deadline for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. More information on this programme can be found here.

Self funded
Self-funded PhD projects are always available within our research groups and divisions. Some of the projects below are examples of self funding opportunities for study. For more information on applying for research degrees click here.

PhD opportunities

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research in Medecine department Application type Closing date
Quantifying the dispersal capacity of Anopheline vectors in an area of heterogeneous malaria transmission Dr Christopher Jones Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Characterisation of benzimidazole chemotypes with improved activity against whipworm infection Dr Joseph Turner Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Drug target identification in the obligate intracellular bacterium, Wolbachia: a chemical proteomic route to discovering novel antibacterial targets Professor Mark Taylor Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
A stepwise approach to ‘targeted’ health research capacity strengthening (HRCS) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Dr Justin Pulford International public health MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
How do insects that transmit tropical diseases metabolise and resist insecticides? Dr Mark Paine Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Target Identification of the AWOL based Macrofilaricide Drug Candidate AWZ1066 Professor Stephen Ward Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Establishing portable measures of vaccine efficacy Dr Gabriela Gomes Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Role of antennal P450s in mosquito mating and insecticide resistance Dr Gareth J. Lycett Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
The role of the IgM receptor FcmuR in malaria Dr Britta Urban, Professor Richard J. Pleass Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Parasite development in the mosquito host: New Tools and Treatments Professor Giancarlo Biagini Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Pharmacodynamics of Intracellular Pathogens for the optimization and/or development of new treatments Professor Giancarlo Biagini Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Developing surveillance frameworks for NTD ‘end games’: Integrating micro-mapping and point-of-care diagnostics for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis Professor Russell Stothard Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Tetracyclines as anti-morbidity drugs for lymphatic filariasis Dr Joseph Turner, Professor Mark Taylor Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Development of general wellbeing scale – applied among tuberculosis patients in rural Malawi Professor Louis Niessen Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Wellbeing and catastrophic health expenditure in Bangladesh Professor Louis Niessen Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Thoracic Ultrasound in Acute Medical Care – an implementation study of applicability, utility and impact Dr Jamie Rylance Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Computational systems biology for pneumonia vaccine development using human challenge models Dr Daniela Ferreira Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
The effects of new insecticides on malaria transmission potential Dr Lisa Reimer Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Methodological optimisation for detection of extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing organisms for determining abundance and transfer potential. Dr Nicholas Feasey Clinical sciences MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Hotspots of malaria transmission in southern Malawi Professor Martin James Donnelly, Dr Anja (DJ) Terlouw Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Harnessing functional genomics for improved insecticide screening and design Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector biology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
A data science approach for maternal health Dr Barbara Madaj International public health MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Optimising antibiotic treatment regimens by understanding epistasis of multidrug resistance. Dr Adam Roberts Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Analysis of outbreak geographic patterns to inform epidemiological models. Dr Luigi Sedda Centre for Health Informatics, Computing and Statistics (CHICAS), Lancaster Medical School MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Developing a snakebite Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) clinical tool for sub-Saharan Africa Dr Robert Harrison Parasitology MRC/DTP 2 January 2018
Genomics and transcriptomics of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector biology Self-funded