The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
PhD Programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health - Wellcome Trust, 2020
Deadline for applications: 14 Jan 2020
The Wellcome Trust 4-yearPhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health was established at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. It provides broad, interdisciplinary training in all aspects of infectious disease research, from immunology to epidemiology, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology.
Strongly interdiscplinary PhD programme to PhD to train infectious disease researchers.
Students on this programme are strongly encouraged to combine research in a UK and developing country setting, or take interdisciplinary approaches that combine epidemiological, molecular and evolutionary mechanisms.
Students are addressing global health challenges by understanding how infectious agents are spread, cause disease, interact with the immune and other body systems, or evolve to overcome our therapeutic interventions.
This basic science PhD programme is led by Professors Mark Woolhouse and Keith Matthews, from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. It is also supported by the University-wide network of researchers interested in infectious diseases, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
Six students recruited each year
The Programme has an intake of six students per year.
Fees for all students will be at UK/EU rates and will be funded by the Programme.
Five places will be fully funded by the Wellcome Trust and are open to applicants from the UK, EU and the Rest of World.
In addition a sixth fully funded scholarship will be awarded by the University of Edinburgh to a nominee from one of the nine partners in the Tackling Infection to Benefit Africa Global Health unit.
For more information, or to apply, visit the call webpage.