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Infection and antimicrobial resistance


Expertise of research area
Antibiotics; antimicrobial strategies; Infection and antimicrobial resistance; pathogenesis; Vitro Diagnostics

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Modern medicine relies on effective antimicrobial strategies to prevent and treat infection but, around 70 years after antibiotics first became widely available, their future effectiveness is now under severe threat. Antibiotics are not a panacea - they need to be used judiciously, otherwise, adverse events such as Clostridium difficile infection (where we have an noted international research repu

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

<p>Predicting the adverse consequences associated with specific antibiotics, including their effects on the microbiome, can help to determine when and in whom they are best prescribed.&nbsp;We have developed models that can simulate the (desirable and undesirable) effects of antibiotics.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another major step forward in using antibiotics effectively would be the availability of rapid diagnostic tests that can accurately rule in or rule out infection.&nbsp;As a key part of the National Institute for Health Research Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Leeds MIC), we support developers in the design and validation of new diagnostic tests.</p>

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<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="">English language requirements</a>.</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>

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