PhD opportunities

A list of all the current research degree opportunities

MRC DTP and CASE: Now Accepting Applications 

This programme is jointly launched by LSTM and Lancaster University and offers fully-funded PhD studentships

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday 9th February 2022 (12:00 noon UK time)
Shortlisting complete by: End Feb/early March 2022
Interviews by: Late March/early April 2022

Self funded

Self-funded PhD projects are always available within our research groups and divisions. For more information on applying for research degrees click here.

PhD opportunities

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research department Application type Closing date
Investigating genetic barriers to the spread of gene drives designed for mosquito control Dr Tony Nolan Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 9 February 2022
Understanding mobility of antimicrobial resistance genes and associated mobile genetic elements in response to different antimicrobial selection pressures. Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Tracking mobile resistance mechanisms and the host organisms to disentangle the movement of resistance within a human high-risk population Dr Eva Heinz Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Targeted delivery of novel antiviral treatments to Aedes aegypti by exploiting its behaviour Dr Grant Hughes Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Statistical methods for the analysis of multi-antibody data to inform malaria control and elimination strategies Dr. Emanuele Giorgi Lancaster University Medical School MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Saving our last-line antimicrobials Dr Thomas Edwards Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Replacing the skin snip: Development and validation of a new rapid diagnostic test for river blindness Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Quantifying hospital-community transmission of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in sub-Saharan Africa Professor Nicholas Feasey Clinical Sciences MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 9 February 2022
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 9 February 2022
Microbiological investigation into the causative agents of Noma Dr Stuart Ainsworth Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Investigating the Role of Copy Number Variation in Insecticide Resistance Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Improving post-TB treatment of bacterial respiratory infections Dr Eva Heinz Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Identifying resistance liabilities to new insecticides in mosquitoes that transmit urban tropical diseases Dr David Weetman Vector Biology MRC CASE 9 February 2022
How is the landscape of immunity to evolving seasonal pathogens shaped by social behaviour and structure? Dr. Jonathan Read University of Lancaster Medical School MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Genomic surveillance of malaria intervention programmes in East Africa Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Exploring control of arboviral disease using Wolbachia in Aedes aegypti formosus Dr Grant Hughes Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Engineered bacteriophages as biosensors for the rapid diagnosis of bacterial infection Dr Thomas Edwards Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Development of new therapeutics to tackle snakebite-induced local tissue damage Professor Nicholas Casewell Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Developing methodology for economic evaluation of a strategy to reduce the burden of multimorbidity in patients in Malawi and Tanzania Dr Eve Worrall Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Determining drivers of viral community composition in UK mosquitoes and the impact of virome heterogeneity on mosquito competence for arboviruses Dr Jennifer Lord Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Benchmarking health research capacity within sub-Saharan African (SSA) Universities Dr Justin Pulford International Public Health MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Application of ecosystem services research to understand the impact of climate change on socio-ecological vulnerability Dr Emanuele Giorgi Lancaster University Medical School MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Targeting Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Control in East and Southern Africa amid Anthropogenic Change Professor Stephen Torr Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
A participatory action research approach to assess, improve and monitor SDGs for equitable urban health in Guatemala Kim Ozano International Public Health MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Bioactive lipid mediators: anti-morbidity drug targets in filariasis? Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
New malaria control interventions though targeting the mosquito blood meal; determining the endectocidal and gametocytocidal effects of novel chemotherapeutics. Professor Martin James Donnelly, Professor Giancarlo Biagini Vector Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Generation of full genome sequence of 3 members of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex from embryonic cell cultures, laboratory colonies and field collection: unlocking genomic novelties in search of parasite control strategies of the future. Prof. Gordon Hamilton Lancaster University MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Surveying blood-borne, tissue and gut-dwelling parasites of UK wildlife using metagenomics: unlocking genomic novelties in search of parasite control strategies of the future Dr James LaCourse Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022
Coinfection of vector borne disease: consequences for individuals and populations Dr Lisa Reimer Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 9 February 2022
Understanding the evolutionary space for the development of insecticide resistance Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 9 February 2022
Infection and environmental dynamics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and intestinal schistosomiasis in Malawi Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 9 February 2022