University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Infection and Immunity

This course encompasses studies of the immune responses to and vaccination against a range of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens including: streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis virus, HIV, cytomegalovirus and other herpesviruses, chicken metapneumovirus, Salmonella, Treponema, Onchocerca, Fasciola, cyathostomins, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Toxoplasma and Neospora caninum. Techniques used include: tissue and pathogen culture, cell separation, flow cytometry, proliferation assays, ELISA, antibody production, Western blotting, proteomics, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping. The aims of the research are to investigate the nature of the cellular and humoral immune responses to pathogens of human or veterinary importance and how this knowledge may be used to design vaccines or other immunotherapeutic strategies to benefit clinical and veterinary medicine.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a good 1st degree in a relevant scientific subject.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MD Part-time - 4 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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