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Identification of therapeutic targets for human Streptococcus suis infections


University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Full time March MRes 1 year

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Background:

The project will be based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham and is part of an exciting, research partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) investigating genes and proteins important for Streptococcus suis infections in pigs and humans. Research at the School is integrated into the University structure with established world class research in biomedical sciences that is relevant to both Veterinary and Human Medicine.

Project description:

Streptococcus suis is responsible for significant mortality and morbidity in pig production worldwide, affecting economics, animal welfare and food security. It primarily manifests as meningitis, septicaemia and polyarthritis in piglets. It is also an emerging human

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for applicants with strong background in basic microbiology and related molecular techniques and a keen interest in bioinformatics and machine learning based techniques to analyse complex data sets. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree in related biological or computational field

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