Doctoral Antimicrobial Resistance Training MRC iCASE Doctoral Antimicrobial Resistance Training MRC iCASE

NEW FOR 2018 we are pleased to announce applications are now open for the new UEA and Norwich Research Park MRC Doctoral Antimicrobial Research Training (DART) iCASE studentships.

Funded for 3.5 years, these prestigious studentships will be around antimicrobial resistance, including themes such as novel approaches to antibiotic discovery, rapid diagnostics, novel anti-infective therapies and using endogenous gut microbiota to protect against infectious diseases.

Applications are now open for the following fully-funded projects:

Rapid metagenomics based diagnosis of childhood meningitis: Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can affect anyone but is most common in people aged 0-30. The aim of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a rapid metagenomics sequencing based method to characterise meningitis pathogens directly from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples.

Bioactive sugars - sweet alternatives to antibiotics: In an AMR era, alternatives to antibiotics to prevent or to treat infectious diseases are urgently needed. The project would suit an ambitious student, with either a chemical or a biological background, who is keen to work across traditional discipline boundaries. 

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Spending a minimum of 3 months working with the project’s industrial partner, this is a great chance to take your research career to the next level in a cutting edge, collaborative research environment surrounded by experts in the field.

Entry requirements:

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements as specified by MRC, as well as the UEA entry requirements for postgraduate research degrees.

Start date for these studentships: October 2018.

Deadline for applications: 9th April 2018

For more information on MRC DART iCASE studentships, please contact: or see more information here.

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