University of Liverpool
This course encompasses studies of bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial behaviour during infections, host-pathogen interactions, animal models of respiratory infection, markers of severe lung injury. The work covers a range of bacterial pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria meningitidis. Students can also study Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other pathogens important in Cystic Fibrosis. There is also research into immune responses to influenza virus, with particular reference to vaccine design in relation to protection against pandemic influenza. Techniques used include: tissue and pathogen culture, animal models, lymphocyte culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, proliferation assays, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping. The aims of the research are to host-pathogen interactions focusing on respiratory pathogens of human or veterinary importance and to use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies, diagnostics or vaccines to benefit clinical and veterinary medicine.
The normal entry requirement is a good first degree in a relevant scientific subject.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Centre Campus||Liverpool||L3 5PS||North West|
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