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

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
Biocides and the emergence of resistance Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology MRC CASE 11 February 2021
Targeting Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Control in East and Southern Africa amid Anthropogenic Change Professor Stephen Torr Vector Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
A participatory action research approach to assess, improve and monitor SDGs for equitable urban health in Guatemala Kim Ozano International Public Health MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Bioactive lipid mediators: anti-morbidity drug targets in filariasis? Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Only Skin Deep: non-invasive detection of Onchocerca microfilariae in dermis using electromagnetic microwaves Dr Joseph Turner Tropical Disease Biology MRC CASE 11 February 2021
Diagnostics for infectious disease with pandemic potential Dr Emily Adams Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
New malaria control interventions though targeting the mosquito blood meal; determining the endectocidal and gametocytocidal effects of novel chemotherapeutics. Professor Martin James Donnelly, Professor Giancarlo Biagini Vector Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Generation of full genome sequence of 3 members of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex from embryonic cell cultures, laboratory colonies and field collection: unlocking genomic novelties in search of parasite control strategies of the future. Prof. Gordon Hamilton Lancaster University 11 February 2021
Surveying blood-borne, tissue and gut-dwelling parasites of UK wildlife using metagenomics: unlocking genomic novelties in search of parasite control strategies of the future Dr James LaCourse Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Coinfection of vectorborne disease: consequences for individuals and populations Dr Lisa Reimer Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
Harnessing publicly available geospatial data to guide vector-borne disease interventions in sub-Saharan Africa Dr Michelle Stanton Vector Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Identifying mechanisms of emergent resistance to new insecticides for molecular monitoring in operational mosquito control programmes Dr David Weetman Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
The influence of the microbiome on mosquito behaviour Dr Grant Hughes Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
The epidemiology and invasive biology of pathogenic nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis on the Balearic Islands Professor J. Russell Stothard Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Host colonisation in mosquito-associated bacteria Dr Eva Heinz Vector Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Using population genomics to recognise and prevent the emergence and establishment of Klebsiella pneumoniae high-risk lineages Dr Eva Heinz Vector Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Developing a rapid snakebite Diagnostic Test as a clinical and epidemiological tool for sub-Saharan Africa Professor Nicholas Casewell Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Understanding the evolutionary space for the development of insecticide resistance Dr Tony Nolan MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
Investigating genetic barriers to the spread of gene drives designed for mosquito control Dr Tony Nolan Vector Biology MRC/DTP, MRC CASE 11 February 2021
Understanding the mechanisms of transmission of human leptospirosis in slums settlements in Salvador, Brazil Dr Emmanuele Giorgi Lancaster University MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Infection and environmental dynamics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and intestinal schistosomiasis in Malawi Dr Adam Roberts Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Research Uptake to maximise research impact Professor Bertie Squire Clinical Sciences Overseas/Offsite 10 December 2020
Modelling interventions to improve engagement of young adults and men in tuberculosis active case finding in high HIV prevalence settings Dr Peter MacPherson Clinical Sciences Overseas/Offsite 10 December 2020
Development of gender sensitive TB screening interventions for community settings in Uganda and Nigeria Professor Luis Cuevas Clinical Sciences Overseas/Offsite 10 December 2020
Evaluation of the feasibility, affordability, acceptability and effectiveness of a gender transformative TB screening interventions in formal health systems in Uganda and Nigeria Professor Luis Cuevas Clinical Sciences Overseas/Offsite 10 December 2020
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 MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
Research into novel therapeutics and drug resistance of tropical infectious diseases Professor Giancarlo Biagini Tropical Disease Biology MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
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 MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
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 MRC/DTP 11 February 2021
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 MRC/DTP 11 December 2020
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 11 February 2021
The surveillance and mapping of snakebite in sub-Saharan Africa Professor David Lalloo Clinical Sciences Self-funded 11 February 2021