PhD Studentship Bbsrc Icase Student in Respiratory Immunology Investigating The Role of Exosomal Microrna in Host-microbiota-viral Interactions in The Human Respiratory Mucosa

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in immunology is available at University of Southampton. The deadline for applying is April 26, 2019.

Other members of the supervisory team:Dr C. Mirella Spalluto, Prof Tom Wilkinson

We have the opportunity for a PhD student to join the Pulmonary Immunology Group under the supervision of Dr Karl Staples, Dr C. Mirella Spalluto and Prof Tom Wilkinson. This group has a long-standing interest in the immunology of the respiratory tract with a specific focus on the response of the human lung to bacterial and viral infections.

The aim of this BBSRC iCASE studentship is to investigate role of exosomal microRNA in host-microbiota-viral interactions in the human respiratory mucosa. As this is an iCASE award, in addition to work in Southampton, this research will be complemented by a period of research at AstraZeneca campus in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Funding information:

Only UK/EU students are eligible to apply.Subject to eligibility, the studentship will be paid in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recommended maintenance stipend plus UK fees.

Please complete the University’s online application form, which you can find at

You should enter Dr Karl Staples as your proposed supervisor. To support your application provide an academic CV (including contact details of two referees), official academic transcripts and a personal statement (outlining your suitability for the studentship, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date).

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Dr Staples (

Deadline: April 26, 2019
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