Announcing a new Wellcome Trust funded 4yr PhD programme in Edinburgh “Hosts, Pathogens & Global Health”
The School of Biological Sciences in partnership with the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases has been awarded a new 4 yr PhD programme by the Wellcome Trust.
The programme in "Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health" will start in September 2016 with the deadline for application on 7 December 2015 this year.
The new programme will be led by Professors Judi Allen and Keith Matthews in the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution. It aims to address 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. The progamme will train infectious disease researchers to tackle problems in an integrated way, combining research in a UK and developing country setting, or utilising interdisciplinary approaches that combine epidemiological, molecular and evolutionary mechanisms.
The programme will have an intake of six students per year, five of which will be funded by the Wellcome Trust, and one which will be entirely funded by the University of Edinburgh. In addition, each year the University of Edinburgh will make available an overseas fees scholarship for one student from a disease endemic/developing country each year.
The new PhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health is one of three new PhD programmes awarded to the University by Wellcome Trust. The others are in Translational Neuroscience, which will be led by Professor Charles ffrench Constant, and Tissue Repair, led by Professor Stuart Forbes.