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Control and inhibition of virus replication

PGR-P-412

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Source of funding
Other
Supervisors
Dr Andrew Tuplin
Schools
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research groups/institutes
Microbiology
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Self-funded or scholarship students - APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED YEAR ROUND.<br /> <br /> The Tuplin laboratory utilises a range of cutting-edge approaches to investigate how arboviruses - specificaly Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses - control replication and translation of their genomes through interactions between RNA structures, host cell proteins and non-coding RNA, and the potential of such RNA elements/interactions as novel therapeutic targets.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>You will be involved in a highly novel project which utilises a multidisiplinary approach and cutting-edge methodology - combining molecular virology, genomics, quantitative proteomics, structural biology, imaging, cell biology and structural-based rational drug design. Consequently, you will gain experience across wide range of molecular biology, cell culture and virological techniques.<br /> <br /> This is just one example of the sort of project available in my research group. The precise project will be decided upon in consultation.<br /> <br /> For further information please see my web sites.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/molecular-and-cellular-biology/staff/148/dr-andrew-tuplin#journal_article_div">Dr Andrew Tuplin &ndash;&nbsp;Faculty of Biological Sciences</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.astbury.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/staffpage.php?StaffID=AKT">Dr Andrew Tuplin &ndash;&nbsp;Astbury Centre</a></p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/prospective_students/apply/I_want_to_apply.html">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &ldquo;Control and inhibition of virus replication&rdquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/molecular-and-cellular-biology/staff/148/dr-andrew-tuplin">Dr Andrew Tuplin</a>&nbsp;as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p><strong>This is a self-funded PhD.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>I actively encourage and support applications from International self-funded or scholarship/fellowship PhD or Masters students. International students must have a good command of both written and spoken English. Applications can be made throughout the year.</p> <p>For further information, including international studentship fees and bench costs see the following links:</p> <p><a href="https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=49355">Example project</a></p> <p><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">How to apply</a></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>a.k.tuplin@leeds.ac.uk</p>


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