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Fully-funded PhD studentships

Department of Pathology fully-funded PhD studentships October 2018 entry


The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering four fully funded* studentships from October 2018 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.

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 2018 are:

Dr Dr. A.J.W. te Velthuis - Influenza virus replication and host adaptation

Dr Richard Hayward - Dissecting inclusion biogenesis – the specialised intracellular replicative compartment of Chlamydia trachomatis

Dr Naomi McGovern - The role of placental macrophages in fetal anti-viral defense.

Dr Anton Enright - Large-scale analysis of RNA methylation from Oxford Nanopore direct RNA sequencing

Dr Louise Boyle - Molecular insight into the mechanisms controlling presentation of viral and tumour antigens

Professor Vassilis Koronakis - Remodelling of the mammalian actin cytoskeleton by bacterial Pathogens

Professor Geoffrey L Smith - How does vaccinia virus downregulate multiple host proteins early after infection?


The closing date for applications is 4 January 2018. Interviews will be held between the 18-24 January 2018.


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.