MRC Cohort – New Students

James Ashall | SGUL

Project: Monoclonal Antibodies for early control of Chikungunya disease outbreaks

Supervisors: Julian Ma & Pascal Drake


Matthew Biggart | SGUL

Project: Proteomic profiling of the lung epithelium to identify targets and treatments for the prevention of diabetes associated lung infection

Supervisors: Emma Baker & Deborah Baines


Egle Butkeviciute | LSHTM

Project: Does the BCG vaccine protect infants from severe forms of childhood tuberculosis by trained innate and humoral mechanisms?

Supervisors: Steven Smith & Chrissie Jones


Faye Cleary | LSHTM

Project: Applying Bayesian models and machine learning algorithms in large datasets of electronic healthcare records to investigate the burden and consequences of progressive kidney disease

Supervisors: Dorothea Nitsch & David Prieto


Paula Gomez Gonzalez | LSHTM

Project: Whole-genome sequence analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to identify the genetic determinants and mechanisms of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance

Supervisors: Taane Clark & Philip Butcher


Mark Harrison | LSHTM

Project: The interaction between Clostridium difficile, the intestinal microbiome and disease outcome

Supervisors: Lisa Dawson & Brendan Wren


Amy Ibrahim | LSHTM

Project: Using whole genome sequence data to develop molecular barcodes to profile Plasmodium malaria parasites

Supervisors: Susana Campino & Taane Clark


Grace Macklin | LSHTM

Project: Development of targeted vaccination strategies during disease elimination

Supervisors: Kathleen O’Reilly & Sebastian Funk


Emma Powell | LSHTM

Project: Can observational data be used to determine drug effectiveness?

Supervisors: Kevin Wing & Ian Douglas


Miguel Pugliese Garcia | | LSHTM

Project: Improving the assessment of implementation strength of health system interventions for evaluation and knowledge transfer purposes

Supervisors: Melisa Martinez-Alvarez & Josephine Borghi


Alexis Robert | LSHTM

Project: Modelling social clustering of susceptibles and its impact on measles elimination

Supervisors: Sebastian Funk & Adam Kacharski


Nathan Simpson | SGUL

Project: Novel drugs against superbugs – preclinical optimizations

Supervisors: Kai Hilpert & Deborah Baines


Abigail Sunderland | SGUL

Project: Risk of sexual transmission of Zika virus infection: a study among sex workers and their clients in an endemic area of coastal Ecuador

Supervisors: Philip Cooper & Tariq Sadiq


Stanislavs Vasiljevs | SGUL

Project: Investigation of diabetes mellitus induced changes to the respiratory microbiota and its use as a predictor of susceptibility to infection

Supervisors: Deborah Baines & Adam Witney


Naomi Walker | LSHTM

Project: Modelling interactions between respiratory viruses and immune responses

Supervisors: Rosalind Eggo & Stefan Flasche


Chathika Weerasuriya | LSHTM

Project: Mathematical modelling to accelerate development of tuberculosis vaccines

Supervisors: Richard White & Gabriela Gomez


Karolina Witt | SGUL

Project: Enhancing TB vaccine immunity by natural selection of protective CTL epitopes

Supervisors: Rajko Relijc & Helen Fletcher

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