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Fully-funded PhD studentships

Department of Pathology fully-funded PhD studentships October 2019 entry


The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering fully funded* studentships from October 2019 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department. 

All applications should be made online via the University’s Applicant Portal. In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference. You are allowed to select up to 3. An application is only complete when all supporting documents, including the 2 academic references, are submitted. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure their referees submit their references before the closing date.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement. Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the Language Requirements for admission.


Supervisors and Projects available for October 2019 are:

Dr Isiah Barbieri: Understanding the role of the Guanosine Trimethylase TGS1 in Acute myeloid leukaemia

Dr Betty Chung: Early PI3-mediated translation response during intracellular bacterial and viral infection

Dr Paolo D’Avino: Characterization of the roles of PP1 phosphatases in cytokinesis

Prof Ming Du: Characterization of clonal evolution of T-cell lymphoma 

Dr James Edgar: Tetherin exosomes

Prof Ian Goodfellow: Characterisation of the mechanism of norovirus VPg-dependent RNA synthesis.

Dr Nerea Irigoyen: Understanding Zika virus pathogenesis in human neurons

Dr Catherine Merrick: How do malaria parasites sense and respond to DNA damage? 

Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships 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 UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found on the Graduate Admissions Fee Status website.

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.


General queries regarding these positions should be directed to or 01223 333940.