PhD opportunities

A list of all the current research degree opportunities

MRC DTP and CASE

This programme is jointly launched by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Lancaster University (LU) and offers fully-funded PhD studentships

The call for applications for the 2020-21 round of studentships is now CLOSED

Further information on the programme and application process can be found here

Self funded

Self-funded PhD projects are always available within our research groups and divisions. Some of the projects below are examples of self-funding opportunities for study. For more information on applying for research degrees click here.

PhD opportunities

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research department Application type Closing date
New malaria control products: investigating mosquito insecticide interactions to improve malaria control Dr Mark Paine Vector Biology Self-funded
Pharmacodynamics of Intracellular Pathogens for the optimization and/or development of new treatments Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Research into novel therapeutics and drug resistance of tropical infectious diseases Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
The use of a human challenge model to test pneumococcal vaccine efficacy in Malawi Professor Stephen Gordon Clinical Sciences Self-funded
Solving malaria diagnostic resistance Dr Emily Adams Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Risk mapping and environmental delineation of filariasis transmission hotspots in Central Africa Dr Louise Kelly-Hope Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Molecular epidemiology of intestinal schistosomiasis and giardiasis in Kimi and Ngamba islands, Lake Victoria Professor J. Russell Stothard Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Multidisciplinary studies on female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) Professor J. Russell Stothard Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Epistasis and Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Investigating genetic barriers to the spread of gene drives designed for mosquito control Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology Self-funded
Bioinformatic and molecular approaches toward molecular surveillance of insecticide resistance in African Aedes aegypti Dr David Weetman Vector Biology Self-funded
New strategies and novel tools for lymphatic filariasis clinical lymphoedema Dr Louise Kelly-Hope Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Development of new therapeutics to tackle snakebite-induced local tissue damage Professor Nicholas Casewell Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Understanding the evolutionary space for the development of insecticide resistance Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology Self-funded
The role of toxin-antitoxin systems in plasmid host range in the framework of the current global antimicrobial resistance crisis Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Bayesian model averaging approach to development of prognostic models Professor Duolao Wang Clinical Sciences Self-funded
Looking for a moving needle in a haystack: identifying environmental niches of Salmonella Typhi using shotgun metagenomics Professor Nicholas Feasey Clinical Sciences Self-funded
Analysing the genetics of tsetse populations to improve planning, monitoring and evaluation of vector control programs Professor Stephen Torr, Professor Martin James Donnelly Vector Biology Self-funded
Modelling cardiovascular responses during treatment for sepsis – a data-rich longitudinal analysis to determine what mediates the harm from aggressive fluid resuscitation in Malawi Dr Jamie Rylance Clinical Sciences Self-funded
One Wolbachia to rule them all? Testing divergence in the symbiotic biology of clade C and clade D Wolbachia during filarial parasite development Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
Imaging the life and death of filarial parasites Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology Self-funded
The surveillance and mapping of snakebite in sub-Saharan Africa Professor David Lalloo Clinical Sciences Self-funded