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Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials MRes

Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Full time & Part time See Course Other 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics. The latter may also impose a range of side/toxic effects on the host (humans). In addition, conventional antibiotics eliminate natural (beneficial) microflora, thus leading to various complications.

Thus, a search for alternative intervention strategies for fighting bacterial infections is extremely important, topical and timely. One promising approach is the use of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) able to compete with and kill pathogenic bacteria without doing any harm to the host.

Probiotic bacteria are known to be able to boost protection against pathogens and may thus

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Entry Requirements

To apply for all of our research degrees you should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant area. For consideration for a PhD, a masters degree and some research experience would be beneficial.

You will need to show proof of English language ability (IELTS minimum 6.5 overall (or equivalent)).

Further information on the required documentation can be found on our how to apply page. Please contact a potential supervisor beforehand, and confirm their support, as you are required to state their name on the application form.


Home Students: £4,327
Overseas Students: £14,500
- Plus bench fees: £3,000
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