MRC Studentships Cohort

James Ashall | LSHTM

Project: Immunology, molecular biology & control of flaviviruses (Dengue & Zika)

Supervisors: Martin Hibberd & Julius Hafalla

Find out more about James’ experience on our MRC DTP programme.

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

Find out more about Matthew’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Claire Broad | SGUL

Project: Detecting sexual bridges: rapid
genome-mapping of sexually transmitted infections among female sex worker and non-sex worker populations in Ecuador

Supervisors: Tariq Sadiq & Philip Cooper

Egle Butkevičiūtė | LSHTM

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

Supervisors: Steven Smith & Christine Jones

Find out more about Egle’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Natasha Clarke | SGUL

Project: Digital discourse as clinical data

Supervisors: Peter Garrard & Thomas Barrick

Find out more about Tash’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

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

Emma Collins | LSHTM

Project: Using whole genome sequencing to characterise the genetic diversity of mosquitoes and pathogens involved in vector borne disease

Supervisors: Susana Campino & Taane Clark

Eve Doran | LSHTM

Project: Novel transmission blocking strategies for leishmaniasis through CRIPR-Cas9 genetic modification of midgut attachment to sand fly vectors

Supervisors: Matt Rogers & John Raynes & Matthew Yeo

Find out more about Eve’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Nicholas Eckersley | SGUL

Project: Detection of infectious diseases in febrile patients in field studies in Gabon using molecular assays including next generation diagnostics

Supervisors: Henry Staines & David Allen

Rhodri Edwards | LSHTM

Project: Novel control strategies for Lutzomyia longipalpis sand flies through CRISPR-Cas9 genetic modification of olfaction and Wolbachia transinfection

Supervisors: Matthew Yeo , Thomas Walker & Matthew Rogers

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 & Phillip Butcher

Georgia Gore-Langton | LSHTM

Project: Investigating the pathways to adverse pregnancy outcomes among women infected with malaria infection and/or sexually transmitted/reproductive tract infections during pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supervisors: Matt Chico & Matt Cairns & Asma Khalil

Find out more about Georgia’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Robert Greener | LSHTM

Project: Simulating the impact of transport interventions on physical activity and cardiovascular disease using agent-based models

Supervisors: Steve Cummins & Daniel Lewis

Catherine Hall | LSHTM

Project: Vaccine development for Clostridium difficile

Supervisors: Lisa Dawson & Brendan Wren

Mark Harrison | LSHTM

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

Supervisors: Lisa Dawson & Brendan Wren

Find out more about Mark’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Mateusz Hasso Agopsowicz | LSHTM

Project: Investigation of variations in immune responses of UK and Ugandan infants following BCG vaccination

Supervisors: Steven Smith & Hazel Dockrell

Find out more about Mat’s experience on our MRC Vaccines programme.

Sally Hayward | SGUL

Project: The relationship between psychosocial stress, immune function, and tuberculosis risk among migrants

Supervisors: Jon Friedland, Sally Hargreaves & Delia Boccia

Find out more about Sally’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Alisdair Henderson | LSHTM

Project: Spatial transmission of influenza, Zika and dengue fever in the Western Pacific

Supervisors: Adam Kucharski & John Edmunds OBE

Find out more about Ali’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Oliver Hines | LSHTM

Project: Development of high-dimensional data-adaptive causal inference methods to unravel the role of genetics in determining heart rhythm

Supervisors: Karla Diaz-Ordaz, Yalda Jamshidi & James Carpenter

Amy Ibrahim | LSHTM

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

Supervisors: Susana Campino & Taane Clark

Find out more about Amy’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Harriet Jones | LSHTM

Project: Developing a data system to inform real-time public health action among female sex workers in Zimbabwe

Supervisors: James Hargreaves & Bernadette Hensen

Find out more about Harriet’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Charlotte Kerr | LSHTM

Project: A “One Health” approach to investigating the epidemiology and control of human Brucellosis and Q-fever in peri-urban areas of two sub-Saharan African countries

Supervisors: Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo & Punam Mangtani

Quentin Leclerc | LSHTM

Project: What drives antibiotic resistance diversity? Modelling for MRSA control

Supervisors: Gwen Knight & Jodi Lindsay

Find out more about Quentin’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Grace Macklin | LSHTM

Project: Development of targeted vaccination strategies during disease elimination

Supervisors: Kathleen O’Reilly & Sebastian Funk

Poppy Mallinson | LSHTM

Project: Investigating effect of rural-urban migration on cardiovascular health outcomes in Brazil using national routine data

Supervisors: Sanjay Kinra & Laura Rodrigues

Find out more about Poppy’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Gurdip Mann | LSHTM

Project: Using In Vivo Imaging to help study the immunology of T. cruzi infection and to test the efficacy of viral vectored vaccines against this parasite

Supervisors: John Kelly & Martin Taylor

James Orsbourne | LSHTM

Project: Mosquito biting behaviour and malaria transmission: interactions between host preferences and local environmental conditions

Supervisors: Laith Yacob & Tom Walker

Find out more about James’ experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Hannah Painter | LSHTM

Project: Accelerating the development of effective mucosal vaccines for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Supervisors: Helen Fletcher & Rajko Reljic

Find out more about Hannah’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Emma Powell | LSHTM

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

Supervisors: Kevin Wing & Ian Douglas

Miguel Pugliese Garcia | LSHTM

Project: Exploring the influence of context on complex, health system strengthening interventions: a mixed methods study of Performance-based financing

Supervisors: Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Josephine Borghi & Tanya Marchant

Find out more about Miguel’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Eleanor Rees | LSHTM

Project: Modelling leptospirosis at the animal-human interface in island populations

Supervisors: Adam Kucharski, Rachel Lowe & John Edmunds

Find out more about Eleanor’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Alexis Robert | LSHTM

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

Supervisors: Sebastian Funk, Adam Kucharski & Stephane Hue

Rebecca Roscoe | LSHTM

Project: Targeting nutrient uptake and salvage pathways in Trypanosoma cruzi

Supervisors: Martin Taylor & John Kelly

Find out more about Rebecca’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Charlotte Rutter | LSHTM

Project: Multi-level modelling of international variations and time trends in asthma and allergic diseases in children and adults

Supervisors: Neil Pearce, David Strachan & Richard Silverwood

Find out more about Charlotte’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Darren Scott | LSHTM

Project: Bayesian statistics

Supervisors: Alex Lewin & John Edmunds

Katharine Sherratt | LSHTM

Project: Mapping changes in the burden of dengue in the Philippines

Supervisors: Oliver Brady & Laith Yakob

Alicia Showering | LSHTM

Project: Microbiomics and genetics of human attractiveness to malaria mosquitoes

Supervisors: James Logan & Rachel Allen

Find out more about Alicia’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Nathan Simpson | SGUL

Project: Novel drugs against superbugs – preclinical optimizations

Supervisors: Kai Hilpert & Deborah Baines

Find out more about Nathan’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Penny Sparkes | LSHTM

Project: Exploring how energy metabolism differs in male and female Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes

Supervisors: Michael Delves & David Baker

Ian Storey | SGUL

Project: MRI Radiomics of adult brain tumours

Supervisors: Franklyn Howe & Xujiong Ye & Timothy Jones

Find out more about Ian’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Lisa Stockdale | LSHTM

Project: Investigation of Immune Correlates and impact of immune activation on Tuberculosis Disease risk

Supervisors: Helen Fletcher & Robert Newton

Find out more about Lisa’s experience on our MRC Vaccines programme.

John Tazare | LSHTM

Project: Exploring biases in propensity score analyses of electronic health record data

Supervisors: Elizabeth Williamson & Ian Douglas

Find out more about John’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Tansy Vallintine | LSHTM

Project: Shining a light on the dense granules of malaria parasites

Supervisors: Christiaan Van Ooij & Henry Staines

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

To find out more about Stanislavs’ experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Helen Wagstaffe | LSHTM

Project: The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Killing Virus Infected Cells after Vaccination

Supervisors: Martin Goodier

Naomi Waterlow | LSHTM

Project: Modelling interactions between respiratory viruses and immune responses

Supervisors: Rosalind Eggo & Stefan Flasche

Find out more about Naomi’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Alexander Ward | LSHTM

Project: Investigating parasite persistence and latency in chronic Chagas disease

Supervisors: John Kelly & Martin Taylor

Chathika Weerasuriya | LSHTM

Project: Mathematical modelling to accelerate development of tuberculosis vaccines

Supervisors: Richard White, Gabriela Gomez & Rebecca Harris

Karolina Witt | SGUL

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

Supervisors: Rajko Relijc & Helen Fletcher

Emily Woodcock | SGUL

Project: A new approach to understanding Cancer metabolism

Supervisors: Elena Sviderskaya & Yuri Korchev & Ferran Valderrama

Find out more about Emily’s experience on our MRC DTP programme.

Lindsey Wu | LSHTM

Project: Design of a Phase III Cluster Randomised Trial to Assess Safety and Efficacy of a Malaria Transmission Blocking Vaccine Submitters

Supervisors: Christopher Drakeley & Immo Kleinschmidt

Karen Zamboni | LSHTM

Project: Process analysis of the Safe Care, Saving Lives initiative to improve neonatal health in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India

Supervisors: Claudia Hanson & Johanna Schellenberg

Find out more about Karen’s experience on our MRC DTP programme

Anna Deal | SGUL

Project: The role of migrants in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the UK and Europe

Supervisors: Sally Hargreaves, Sandra Mournier-Jack & Jon Friedland

Emilie Finch | LSHTM

Project: Combining novel data streams to forecast acute febrile illness in the Dominican Republic

Supervisors: Adam Kucharski, Rachel Lowe & Sebastian Funk

Suzanne Keddie | LSHTM

Project: Bayesian estimation of the aetiology of fever using big case-control data

Supervisors: John Bradley,
Ruth Keogh & Oliver Baerenbold

Sophie Moss | LSHTM

Project: Genomic epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum in the context of mass drug administration for malaria control on the Bijagos Archipelago of Guinea Bissau

Supervisors: Anna Last,
Sanjeev Krishna & Taane Clark

Shannan Summers | LSHTM

Project: Development of molecular diagnostics for antihelmintic drug resistance monitoring in human schistosomiasis

Supervisors: Amaya Bustinduy & Michael Miles

Ella Whittle | SGUL

Project: Utilizing whole genome sequencing to revolutionize diagnosis of neurological disorders

Supervisors: Chris Carroll, Shamima Rahman & Kate Everett

Jacob Wildfire | SGUL

Project: Identification and characterisation of barriers to antimicrobial resistance gene transfer

Supervisors: Jodi Lindsay & Gwen Knight

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