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Fully-funded PhD studentships - Michaelmas term 2022 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 list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement.  Additionally, 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

Application information

Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. Students must be eligible for Home 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 deadline for applications is 3 January 2022. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 17 January 2022. 

Steriod-producing immune cells promote matastatic dissemination of cancer cells - Dr Bidesh Mahata 

Histone lactylation: a novel epigenetic feature in malara parasites? - Dr Catherine Merrick 

Defining the role of CRL Ub ligases in Plasmodium sexual differentiation and transmission - Dr Kateria Artavanis-Tsakonas and Dr Andrew Blagborough 

Exploring the role of piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), a class of short non-coding RNAs, in malignant germ cell tumour pathogenesis - Dr Matt Murray 

Using stem cells to probe virus infections of neurons - Dr Stephen Graham 

The molecular signatures of enteric viruses - Dr Valeria Lulla 

*The studentships are available to students who qualify for Home fees.  Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. 
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