PhD projects available
Follow this link to find out about PhD Research Studentships available in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology (you will be re-directed to the College website)
Available project titles. For more information, follow the link.
There are no funded studentships at this time but please check this page regularly.
Project 6: Microparticles as biomarkers of early changes leading to cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease. More... Supervisor: Dr Alan Bevington, Dr James Burton, Dr Karl Herbert (Cardiovascuar Sciences)
Project 10: Assessment of the therapeutic benefits of inhibiting lectin pathway functional activity in models of renal transplantation. More... Supervisor: Professor Wilhelm Schwaeble and Professor Michael Nicholson
Project 12: Mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of C-peptide on kidney structure and function in models of diabetic nephropathy. More... Supervisor: Professor Nigel Brunskill and Dr Alan Bevington
Project 15: The development of improved methods for the identification and isolation of the emerging human pathogenic free-living amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris. More... Supervisor: Dr Simon Kilvington
Project 17: Why does infection with respiratory viruses predispose to severe pneumococcal pneumonia? More... Supervisor: Professor Peter Andrew, Professor Chris O'Callaghan and Professor Andrew Easton (University of Warwick)
Project 21: Characterisation of the interactions of the Streptococcus pneumoniae toxin, pneumolysin, with soluble molecules of the immune system. More... Supervisor: Dr Russell Wallis and Professor Peter Andrew
Project 24: The role of complement activation and signalling through scavenger receptor proteins (Megalin and CD36) in progression of proteinuric Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). More... Supervisor: Dr Alan Bevington and Dr Cordula Stover
Project 26: PCR and Next-Generation Sequencing Techniques to Identify Respiratory Pathogens in the Sputum of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis and Non Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis. More... Supervisor: Dr Erol Gaillard and Dr Kumar Rajakumar