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 (LSTM) and Lancaster University (LU) and offers fully-funded PhD studentships

The call for applications for the 2020-21 round of studentships is now OPEN. Deadline for receipt of complete application 23:59 13th February 2020

Further information on the programme and application process 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 department Application type Closing date
Pharmacodynamics of Intracellular Pathogens for the optimization and/or development of new treatments Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Research into novel therapeutics and drug resistance of tropical infectious diseases Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
The use of a human challenge model to test pneumococcal vaccine efficacy in Malawi Professor Stephen Gordon Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Solving malaria diagnostic resistance Dr Emily Adams Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Risk mapping and environmental delineation of filariasis transmission hotspots in Central Africa Dr Louise Kelly-Hope Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Molecular epidemiology of intestinal schistosomiasis and giardiasis in Kimi and Ngamba islands, Lake Victoria Professor Russell Stothard Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Multidisciplinary studies on female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) Professor Russell Stothard Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Development of diagnostic tests for infectious disease with industrial placement in the UK Dr Emily Adams Tropical Disease Biology MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Epistasis and Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Molecular and phenotypic monitoring of anthelmintic drug resistance in human helminthiases Dr James LaCourse Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Investigating genetic barriers to the spread of gene drives designed for mosquito control Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Bioinformatic and molecular approaches toward molecular surveillance of insecticide resistance in African Aedes aegypti Dr David Weetman Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
The zoonotic potential of feline Brugia malayi to re-introduce human brugian filariasis into Thailand and Sri Lanka Professor Mark Taylor Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 13 February 2020
The genetic basis of host control of the microbiome in mosquitoes. Dr Grant Hughes Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Vaccination heterogeneity and social networks: revealing how susceptible individuals connect at multiple scales to enhance the control of vaccine-preventable diseases Dr. Jonathan Read University of Lancaser Medical School MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Quantify the impact and future needs of neglected tropical disease (NTD) mass drug administration programmes Dr Louise Kelly-Hope Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
New strategies and novel tools for lymphatic filariasis clinical lymphoedema Dr Louise Kelly-Hope Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Development of new therapeutics to tackle snakebite-induced local tissue damage Professor Nicholas Casewell Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Understanding the evolutionary space for the development of insecticide resistance Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Modelling cardiovascular responses during treatment for sepsis – a data-rich longitudinal analysis to determine what mediates the harm from aggressive fluid resuscitation in Malawi Dr Jamie Rylance Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
The role of toxin-antitoxin systems in plasmid host range in the framework of the current global antimicrobial resistance crisis Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Bayesian model averaging approach to development of prognostic models Professor Duolao Wang Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Translating the evidence on reducing menstrual hygiene stigma in adolescents into to practice through “sport for development” Dr Justin Pulford International Public Health MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Looking for a moving needle in a haystack: identifying environmental niches of Salmonella Typhi using shotgun metagenomics Professor Nicholas Feasey Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Using population genomics to recognise and prevent the emergence and establishment of Klebsiella pneumoniae high-risk lineages Dr Eva Heinz Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Analysing the genetics of tsetse populations to improve planning, monitoring and evaluation of vector control programs Professor Stephen Torr, Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Modelling cardiovascular responses during treatment for sepsis – a data-rich longitudinal analysis to determine what mediates the harm from aggressive fluid resuscitation in Malawi Dr Jamie Rylance Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
Inference for Aggregated Point Processes with Application to Disease Mapping Dr Benjamin Taylor MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
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 Tropical Disease Biology MRC CASE 13 February 2020
Imaging the life and death of filarial parasites Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 13 February 2020
The surveillance and mapping of snakebite in sub-Saharan Africa Professor David Lalloo Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP