Your research degree is bespoke at the University of Nottingham, and allows you to choose your own area of interest to research, under the title of your choosing.
Our Infections, Immunology, Virology and Parasitology grouping is made up of the following available PhD and MRes courses:
Our supervisors in the school are at the forefront of research in their fields. Utilising industry standard facilities, along with cutting edge equipment, and the guidance of our supervisors, you will advance the area of life sciences that interests you.
Your degree and research area is bespoke to you, however, here are some examples of the research we already conduct within the Infections, Immunology, Virology and Parasitology fields:
- Development of novel antifungals, the genetic basis of resistance to antifungal drugs and fungal infection biology
- Discovery of the interactions between bacterial and viral pathogens and their human hosts, as well as developing immunities to bacterial and viral pathogens
- Serological analysis for the Oxford vaccine trial, using UoN-developed assays, during the recent pandemic
You can find our about our specific research in the course content section.
Here in the School of Life Sciences we’re committed to supporting our students’ wellbeing to ensure that your experience studying with us is the best it can be. Whether you’re studying silk-weaving spiders or looking for new ways to fight infection, we want all of our students to feel part of our vibrant and diverse research community.
There are loads of opportunities to meet your fellow researchers and get involved with student activities and projects during your time at the University of Nottingham including: