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Postgraduate School of Life Sciences

 

Principal investigators in this theme:

Name: Dr Jim Ajioka
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: ja131@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biology and evolutionary genetics of Toxoplasma
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/james-ajioka
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ka447@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Parasitology
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/artavanis-tsakonas
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gabriel Balmus
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: gb318@cam.ac.uk
Topic: DNA Damage Response in ageing and neurodegeneration
Website: www.balmuslab.org
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Barbara Blacklaws
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: bab2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathogenesis of murine norovirus
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/bab2@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Blagborough
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: amb283@cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-blagborough
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Blaxter
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: mb35@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Tree of life
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/programmes/tree-of-life
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alex Borodavka
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: ab2677@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Viral RNA chaperones; multi-segmented RNA virus assembly mechanisms
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/borodavka
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Louise Boyle
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: lhb22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Antigen presentation to cells of the immune system
Website: www.teamtapbpr.co.uk
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Bradley
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: jrb1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation and function of death receptors in the microvasculature; factors influencing access to treatment and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/bradley/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Ian Brierley
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: ib103@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ribosomal frameshifting translational control of virus gene expression
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ian-brierley
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Guy Brown
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gcb3@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microglia, neuroinflammation & neurodegeneration
Website: www.microglia.info/guybrown
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Clare Bryant
Department: Department of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Email: ceb27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pattern Recognition Receptor signalling in inflammatory and infectious disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ceb27%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Raymond Bujdoso
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: rb202@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular pathology in prion disease
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/rb202@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Folma Buss
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: fb207@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanism of myosin motor proteins in health and disease.
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-folma-buss
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Cinzia Cantacessi
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: cc779@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Parasitology, host-parasite interactions, metagenomics
Website: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-cinzia-cantacessi
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Carr
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: jpc1005@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Virology and molecular plant pathology
Website: https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/directory/john-carr
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Carrington
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: mc115@cam.ac.uk
Topic: 1. The trypanosome cell surface as the molecular interface between host and pathogen.  2. Regulation of mRNA levels in a divergent eukaryote.
Website:  https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mct...
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mike  Chapman
Department: Department of Haematology (NHSBT)
Email: mac54@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Myeloma and normal lymphoid biology
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-mike-chapman-2/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Betty Chung
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: bcy23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RiboSwitches, Gene expression, Translation control, Host:pathogen interactions
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/betty-chung
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Murray Clarke
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: mchc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Novel mechanisms that induce vascular inflammation; particularly IL-1 family members and inflammasomes
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clarke/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Menna Clathworthy
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mrc38@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Tissue immunity in health and disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clatworthy/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Francesco Colucci
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: fc287@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells at the fetal maternal interface; Control of tumour growth by immunity; Cell transplantation
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-francesco-colucci/
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Conlan
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology and mathematical modelling
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anne Corcoran
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: anne.corcoran@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic and chromatin remodeling mechanisms that regulate immunoglobulin gene rearrangement (VDJ recombination) in B lymphocytes in particular non-coding RNA transcription and nuclear organization
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/nuclear-dynamics/anne-corcoran
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Colin Crump
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: cmc56@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Virus assembly, egress and host cell interactions
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/colin-crump
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nik Cunniffe
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: njc1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Theoretical and computational epidemiology
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/nikcunniffe
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Emma Davenport
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ed5@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Functional genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/davenport-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof Daniela De Angelis
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: daniela.deangelis@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evidence synthesis to inform health
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/daniel...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Maike de la Roche
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute)
Email: Maike.DeLaRoche@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the role of the Hedgehog signalling pathway in the adaptive anti-tumour response
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/de-la-roche-group
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Doorbar
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: jd121@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human papilloma viruses (HPVs)
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/john-doorbar
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ming-Qing Du
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: mqd20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Lymphomagenesis; molecular pathology in diagnosis and prognosis
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ming-du
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Edgar
Department: Department of Pathology (Division of Immunology)
Email: je333@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane trafficking; MHC Class II antigen presentation
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/james-edgar
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: se389@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Plant-parasite/pathogen interactions
Website: https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/sebastianevesvandenakker
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Brian Ferguson
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: bf234@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Innate immune sensing of viruses
Website: http://www.fergusonlab.path.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rob Finn
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: rdf@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Computational approaches to understanding microbiomes
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/finn
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Firth
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: aef24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RNA virus bioinformatics gene expression molecular biology
Website: firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andres Floto
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: arf27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Innate immunity; bacterial genetics; antibiotic discovery
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/floto/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gillian Fraser
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: gmf25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial motility and flagella biogenesis; Bacterial export pathways
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/gillian-fraser
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Gay
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: n.j.gay@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human Toll like receptors in inflammatory disease
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/gay.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Cedric Ghevaert
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: cg348@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Megakaryocyte and platelet biology In vitro production of cellular components for transfusion in humans
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/ghevaert
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ian Goodfellow
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: ig299@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Characterisation of virus-host interactions
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/investigators/goodfellow/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stephen Graham
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: scg34@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and viral infection
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/investigators/graham/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Grant
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ajg60@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microbial Pathogenesis
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ajg60%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Gillian Griffiths
Department: Department of Medicine (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: gg305@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Control of secretion at the immunological synapse
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-gillian-griffiths-fmedsci-frs
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Harriet Groom
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: hctg2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Retroviruses (HIV), SARS-CoV2, host-virus interactions
Website: www.groomlab.co.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Halim
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute)
Email: Tim.Halim@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer immunology - the role of innate lymphoid cells
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/halim-group
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jake Harris
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: cjh92@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetics, chromatin, immunity
Website: https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/chromatin-and-memory
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jonathan Heeney
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jlh66@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Zoonotic Viruses innate host responses and transcriptome subtraction for detection of novel viruses immunity and vaccine design
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jlh66@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Florian Hollfelder
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: fh111@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Synthetic and chemical biology: mechanistic enzymology, directed evolution, technologies for droplet microfluidics, since cell transciptomics, developmental cell biology in 3D
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/hollfelder
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nick Holmes
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: nh106@cam.ac.uk
Topic: CD45: T lymphocyte activation
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/nick-holmes
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Mark Holmes
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: mah1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Infectious diseases
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Kate Hughes
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: kh387@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The interactions between different cell types within the mammary gland during regression at the end of lactation
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/hughes
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Zamin Iqbal
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: zi@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Algorithms for analysing genomes and populations antibiotic resistance DNA search indexes  TB point of care diagnostics global surveillance of pathogens
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/iqbal
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nerea Irigoyen
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: ni236@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the role of Zika virus genome translation in viral pathogenicity and disease
Website: ttps://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-nerea-irigoyen
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Leo James
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: lcj@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular basis of pathogen detection and discrimination
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/l-james
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David  Jayne
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: dj106@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical trials in vasculitis and SLE
Website: http://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/directory/dj106@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Randall Johnson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rsj33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The micro-physiology of tissues and how it affects growth development and disease in mammalian genetic systems
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/rjohnson/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Arthur Kaser
Department: Department of Medicine & Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease
Email: ak729@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Metabo-genetics of autoinflammation/autoimmunity (focus on Crohn's and Still's disease). Core metabolism of the cell.
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/arthur-kaser/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Adrian Kelly
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: apk23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: MHC Class II antigen presentation; immunology of Salmonella infection
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/adrian-kelly
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Vassilis Koronakis
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: vk103@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of toxin export; Salmonella effector proteins in eukaryotic cell entry
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/vassilis-koronakis
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Mr Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: vk256@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Alloantigens and HLA immunogenicity transplantation
Website: http://surgery.medschl.cam.ac.uk/research-staff/surgery-staff/kosmoliapt...
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: dominic@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Natural genetic variation (in malaria)
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/kwiatkowski-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Trevor Lawley
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: tl2@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Host-microbiota interactions
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/lawley-lab
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mara Lawniczak
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ml12@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Vector-parasite interactions
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/lawniczak-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marcus Lee
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ml31@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Malaria Parasite Drug Resistance
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/lee-group
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Helen Leggett
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: hl448@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Host-Parasite Evolution and Genetics
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-helen-leggett
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Lehner
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: pjl30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Viral silencing and immune evasion pathways
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/paul-lehner/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Xuan Li
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: xl315@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microtubule-dependent mechanism in regulating inflammatory diseases
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/xuan-li
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michelle Linterman
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: michelle.linterman@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular and molecular changes in T-cell aging
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/michelle-linterman
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ravi Mahadeva
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)
Email: rm232@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation in COPD particularly in those with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/mahadeva/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Bidesh Mahata
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: bm562@ca.ac.uk
Topic: Steroid-producing immune cells in regulating cancer inflammation and immunity
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/bidesh-mahata
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Pietro Mastroeni
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: pm274@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Host responses and pathogenesis in bacterial infection and vaccine development
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/pm274@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nicholas Matheson
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)
Email: njm25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Viral and cellular regulation of immunometabolism
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/nick-matheson/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr William McEwan
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: wm305@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immunity in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions
Website: https://mcewan-lab.com/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew McKenzie
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: anm@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transgenic models of immune and haematopoietic disorders
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/a-mckenzie
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Mendez-Ferrer
Department: Department of Haematology, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: sm2116@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell niche regulation
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/mendez-ferrer
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Catherine Merrick
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: cjm48@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Malaria Parasite Biology
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/catherine-merrick
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Su Metcalfe
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: smm1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of nanotechnology to deliver growth factors in vivo to promote brain repair
Website: https://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/Networkdirectory/smm1001%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Yorgo Modis
Department: Department of Medicine (Molecular Immunity Unit)
Email: ymodis@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanism of autoinfllammation from recognition of endogenous double-stranded RNA by MDA5
Website: https://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/ymodis/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ashley Moffett
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: am485@cam.ac.uk
Topic: NK cells pregnancy trophoblast HLA
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ashley-moffett
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Elizabeth Murchison
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: epm27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transmissible cancers
Website: https://www.tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Sergey Nejentsev
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: sn262@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic and functional mechanisms of susceptibility to infection
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/nejentsev/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Klaus Okkenhaug
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ko256@cam.ac.uk
Topic: PI3K in immunity infection and cancer
Website: https://www.okkengroup.path.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Willem Ouwehand
Department: Department of Haematology (Transfusion Medicine)
Email: who1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Gene sequence variation in human platelets and atherothrombosis
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-willem-h-ouwehand
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Miles Parkes
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mp372@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: GWAS post-GWAS and clinical translation of derived knowledge
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/parkes/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Julian Parkhill
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jp369@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial evolution and genomics
Website: https://pathgenevocam.github.io
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Uta Paszkowski
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: up220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cereal symbiosis
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/utapaszkowski
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Virginia Pedicord
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: vap33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microbiota effects on host physiology

Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/virginia-pedicord/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year

Name: Mr Gavin Pettigrew
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: gjp25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Alloantigen recognition and antigen presentation (transplantation immunology)
Website: http://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/directory/gjp25@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stefano Pluchino
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: spp24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regenerative Neuroimmunology
Website: www.pluchinolab.org
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Taufiq Rahman
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: mtur2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium signalling, chemical modulation of ion channels and receptors, rational drug design, computer-aided drug discovery
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/rahman
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: lr404@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The pathogenesis of tuberculosis and the basis of vastly different susceptibilities to this disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/Ramakrishnan/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Felix Randow
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: randow@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell-autonomous and innate immunity
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/f-randow
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Olivier Restif
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: or226@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mathematical models for infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/or226@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: rr257@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transcription factor regulation of cell fate-specification and function within the T cell lineage
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/rahul-roychoudhuri
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: ks10014@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Immunotherapy
Website: www.saeb-parsy.group.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Henrik Salje
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: hs743@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor George Salmond
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gpcs@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial signalling gene regulation and protein secretion
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/salmond.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Milka Sarris
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ms543@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells and how they search tissues and find their way to sites of infection or tissue damage.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/milka-sarris
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Wilhelm Schwaeble
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: hws24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The role of complement in health and disease
Website: https://www.research.vet.cam.ac.uk/research-staff-directory/principal-in...
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Sharkey
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: as168@cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.repro.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-andrew-sharkey
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Sinclair
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: js152@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Virus/cell interactions during human cytomegalovirus infection
Website: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/js152%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Ken Smith
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: kgcs2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune regulation autoimmunity and disease outcome
Website: www.citiid.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Geoffrey Smith
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Vaccinia virus replication spread immune evasion and pathogenesis. Vaccine development.
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/geoffrey-smith
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Derek Smith
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: d.smith@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evolution of pathogens
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/derek-smith
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elizabeth Soilleux
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ejs17@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Interesting projects available in immunity (TCR/BCR repertoire) cancer biology (esp lymphoma) histopathological imaging bioinformatics AI and clinical data handling. Active collaborations with the vet school maths engineering and industry
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/elizabeth-soilleux
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicole Soranzo
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ns6@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Human complex traits
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/soranzo-group
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nancy Standart
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: nms23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: mRNA localisation and translation in Xenopus oocytes and eggs
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/standart.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Summers
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: dks11@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial signalling, antibiotic resistance and biofilms
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/david-summers
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Charlotte Summers
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: cs493@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neutrophil-endothelial cell interaction in acute and chronic inflammation
Website: https://www.med.cam.ac.uk/summers/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Medical Imaging
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sarah Teichmann
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: st9@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Gene expression genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/teichmann-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alana Thackray
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: amt27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular pathology of prion disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/amt27%40cam.ac.uk
Themes:
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Thomson
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: nrt@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial genomics and evolution
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/thomson-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Teresa Tiffert
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jtt1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Homeostasis of human erythrocytes in health and disease; calcium regulation in malaria-infected erythrocyte
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/tiffert/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Laurence Tiley
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: lst21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Influenza virus infection dynamics and vaccine development
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-laurence-tiley
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Estee Torok
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: et317@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical / microbial genomics studies in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/torok/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Caroline Trotter
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: clt56@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and the impact of immunisation
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/clt56@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Dan Tucker
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: awt1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Virus diseases of pigs
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/awt1000@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Martin Turner
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: martin.turner@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Lymphocyte development and activation
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/martin-turner
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Hendrik van Veen
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: hwv20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of multidrug transporters
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/vanveen
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marc Veldhoen
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: mv341@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Initiation modulation and resolution of immune-responses at epithelial barrier sites
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/marc-veldhoen
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Roser Vento-Tormo
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: rv4@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Celluar genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/vento-tormo-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ross Waller
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: rfw26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular function diversity and evolution in cells
Website: http://www.wallercellevolution.com
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Penny Watson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: pjw36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Liver and pancreas diseases in small animals
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/pjw36@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Christopher Watson
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: cjew2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Improving the opportunities for transplantation with particular reference to in situ and ex situ liver perfusion
Website: https://surgery.medschl.cam.ac.uk/staff/watson/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Michael Weekes
Department: Department of Medicine (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: mpw1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Innate immune evasion by intracellular pathogens
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-michael-weekes
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lucy  Weinert
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: lw461@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The ecology and genomics of bacterial pathogens
Website: https://www.research.vet.cam.ac.uk/research-staff-directory/principal-in...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Martin Welch
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: mw240@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathogenicity determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and development of novel anti-pseudomonal therapiesMicrobial Physiology and Metabolism
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/welch.html
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Williams
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: tlw27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biology of extracellular vesicles and biomarkers of renal disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/tlw27
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Alun Williams
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: aw510@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathology of blast injury Prion diseases Alzheimer's disease and Parinson's
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/aw510@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Mark Wills
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)
Email: mrw1004@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immunobiology of human cytomegalovirus
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/wills/
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor James Wood
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jlnw2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology, emergence and control of zoonotic infections
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-james-wood-obe
Themes: Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome

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