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University of Manchester: Microbiology

Institution University of Manchester
Department Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 5608
Study type Research


Our PhD/MPhil Microbiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Microbiology.

Microorganisms play pivotal roles in everyday life, from elemental cycling and the production of food to life-threatening infections of man and animals.

At Manchester, there are two main research topics - Molecular Bacteriology and Molecular Mycology.

Molecular Bacteriology is focused on studying bacterial pathogens of man and includes the following areas: - The role of bacterial polysaccharides and glycoconjugates in disease;

  • Relationship between infection and gut flora;

  • Structural biology of cell surface proteins in bacterial pathogens including their interaction with the immune system and implications for vaccine development;

  • Adaptation of intracellular bacterial pathogens to life inside the cell;

  • Development of novel approaches to combat antibiotic resistance;

  • Mechanisms used by bacterial pathogens to handle heavy metals and their role in host-pathogen interactions.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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