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Fully-funded PhD studentships

Fully-funded PhD studentships - Lent term 2021 start 

All applications should be made online via the University’s Applicant Portal for a PhD in Pathology (BLPA22). A completed application must be submitted by the closing date below. An application is only complete when all supporting documents, including the 2 academic references, are submitted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees submit their references before the closing date.

The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the Language Requirements for admission. If you have any queries - check out the frequently asked questions. 

Dissecting inclusion biogenesis – the specialised intracellular replicative compartment of Chlamydia trachomatis. Deadline for applications EXTENDED TO: 7 October 2020 DUE TO ISSUE WITH THE APPLICATION PORTAL. Interviews to be held on the 15th and 16th October 2020. 

Chlamydia trachomatis is the principal bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections worldwide and ocular infections cause ‘trachoma’ a form of blindness in Developing nations, designated as a neglected tropical disease. Chlamydiae replicate within a specialised intracellular compartment termed an inclusion, which selectively engages host organelles but remains segregated from the endo-lysosomal system. Chlamydial virulence effector proteins are translocated into the host cell, but in most cases how they promote inclusion biogenesis remains poorly understood. This project will apply a multidisciplinary approach spanning biochemistry, cell biology, bioimaging and emerging genetic techniques in Chlamydia to further understand effector structure and function.

Application information

Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentship will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.

*The studentships are available to students who qualify for Home/EU fees

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. 


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