PhD opportunities

A list of all the current research degree opportunities

MRC DTP and CASE

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 2019-20 round of studentships is now open.
Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Friday 1st February 2019.

More information about 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
Malawi accelerated research in vaccines using experimental and laboratory systems – pneumococcal carriage Professor Stephen Gordon Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Modelling the microbiome of mosquitoes Dr. Grant Hughes Vector biology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Research in Medecine into novel therapeutics and drug resistance of tropical infectious diseases Professor Giancarlo Biagini Parasitology MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Acceptability, feasibility and impact of implementing WHO endorsed alternative strategies for the elimination of onchocerciasis in South West Cameroon Professor Mark Taylor Parasitology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
One Wolbachia to rule them all? Testing divergence in the symbiotic biology of clade C and clade D Wolbachia during filarial parasite development Dr Joseph Turner Parasitology MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Imaging the life and death of filarial parasites Dr Joseph Turner Parasitology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Malaria control through agricultural engineering in Africa Dr. Anne Wilson (Foto-Cewek) Vector biology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Epidemiology and control of Aedes-borne diseases in African cities Dr. Anne Wilson (Foto-Cewek) Vector biology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Clinical analysis of community-delivered small molecules as a rapid, ancillary treatment to reduce the pathology of snake envenoming prior to hospital-based antivenom treatment Dr Nicholas Casewell Parasitology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
The surveillance and mapping of snakebite in sub-Saharan Africa Professor David Lalloo Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Developing the Next Generation Snakebite Therapy: recombinant, polyspecific, venom-neutralising immunoglobulins selected by phage display technology Dr Nicholas Casewell Parasitology MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Development and preclinical testing of a novel, rapidly effective exotoxin-specific Immunoglobulin (Ig) ancillary therapy for invasive bacterial infections Professor Robert Harrison Parasitology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Evaluating the long-term costs and benefits of controlling diabetes in Africa Professor Shabbar Jaffar International public health MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
The 3D human liver spheroid model of malaria infection to study the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of novel drug interventions Professor Stephen Ward Parasitology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 1 February 2019
The relevance of mobile elements for niche adaptation in Salmonella enterica Dr. Eva Heinz MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Design and analysis of translational research using propensity score approach Professor Duolao Wang Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Exploring ultraconserved sites in the mosquito genome as targets for gene drive Dr. Tony Nolan (Foto-Cewek) Vector biology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Innovative diagnostic approaches or tuberculosis in high burden countries – time to make a difference. Professor Luis Cuevas Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 1 February 2019
Tuberculosis: are we barking up the wrong tree? Professor Luis Cuevas Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Genomic surveillance of a vector control trial in Uganda. Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector biology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Exploitation of glycan-blockers of sialic-acid receptors as an alternative therapy platform against diverse influenza viruses Dr. Mohammed Munir (Lancaster University) MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 1 February 2019
New generation insecticides: investigating mosquito metabolism for early identification of resistance genes. Dr Mark Paine Vector biology Self-funded
Modulating the gut microbiome in low birthweight (LBW) infants to prevent neonatal sepsis and anti-microbial resistance Professor Stephen Allen Clinical Sciences Self-funded
Quantifying the dispersal capacity of Anopheline vectors in an area of heterogeneous malaria transmission Dr Christopher Jones Vector biology Self-funded
Target Identification of the AWOL based Macrofilaricide Drug Candidate AWZ1066 Professor Stephen Ward Parasitology Self-funded
Establishing portable measures of vaccine efficacy Dr Gabriela Gomes Clinical Sciences Self-funded
The role of the IgM receptor FcmuR in malaria Dr Britta Urban, Professor Richard J. Pleass Parasitology MRC/DTP 1 February 2019
Methodological optimisation for detection of extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing organisms for determining abundance and transfer potential. Dr Nicholas Feasey Clinical Sciences Self-funded
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