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Microbiology

PGR-RA-45

Expertise of research area
microbes; microbiology; drug discovery; virology; virus


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Microbes are the most abundant life-forms on the planet, and represent a major cause of disease in higher organisms including man. Our research delivers ground-breaking insights into the fundamental biology of bacteria, viruses and fungi, and has a particular emphasis on understanding in molecular detail the mechanisms by which these agents cause disease and evade treatment.

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<p>We harness our knowledge of these fundamental processes to devise novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of infectious disease, with an ultimate goal being to improve lives globally. Our research themes include:</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/microbiology/doc/microbiology-themes/page/1">Antimicrobial resistance and drug discovery</a></h3> <p>Mechanisms by which microbes resist the effect of anti-infective drugs, and the discovery of novel antimicrobial candidates from natural and synthetic sources.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/microbiology/doc/microbiology-themes/page/2">Host-Pathogen interactions</a></h3> <p>Determinants mediating interactions between microbes and higher organisms in health and disease.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/microbiology/doc/microbiology-themes/page/3">Virology</a></h3> <p>Molecular basis for replication and pathogenesis of important human and animal viruses.</p>

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

<p>If you are interested in a&nbsp;product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>


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