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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research overview

In the microbiology research group we are researching novel strategies to fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We are doing this by understanding the molecular mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease and how the host immunity works to defence the host against them. We are working on a range of organisms with high relevance in the clinic. Some of our areas of interest are bacterial signalling including quorum sensing, effector proteins, virulence, biofilms, predatory bacteria that eat pathogens and the discovery of novel anti-infective agents.

We are also studying how microbes evolve, how cell surfaces interact with the environment and viruses and on molecular machineries that segregate proteins, organelles and chromosomes and those that replicate and repair DNA.

Research facilities

The facilities supporting this research area include access to a wide range of state of the art microscopy facilities including:

  • a super-resolution microscope and the School of Life Sciences Imaging Unit SLIM
  • analytical chemistry labs including LC/MSMS
  • deep sequencing laboratories and a flow cytometry facility

All laboratories are well equipped for microbiology work, molecular biology including transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation and protein purification and analysis. The groups also have access to medicinal chemistry, structural biology and synthetic biology facilities.

Tuition fees

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£ 26,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 103 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    90th

    27

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