Participating Organisations » University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a leading research intensive university with a strong commitment to PhD student training. We are also committed to learning and teaching excellence and to delivering a high quality student experience within a world-class research environment.

The Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (III) contains scientists and clinical investigators of global repute with the cutting-edge expertise supported by state-of-the-art basic science technology, integrated seamlessly with translational clinical trial facilities. We aspire to a truly ‘bench to bedside and back’ approach to resolving crucial questions of this new millennium. Bacteriology focusses on mechanisms of disease in human and veterinary pathogens with focus on addressing antimicrobial resistance. The Centre of Virus Research (CVR) is home to the UK’s largest grouping of human and veterinary virologists carrying out multidisciplinary research on viruses and viral diseases, translating the knowledge gained for the improvement of health. The CVR has invested significantly in viral bioinformatics and efforts are currently focussed on the development of novel data analysis strategies and software tools that can be used to answer questions of importance to our understanding of viral and microbial biology, evolution, emergence, transmission and diagnosis. This group, managed by DR, currently includes 22 researchers: one fellow, eight post docs, six research bioinformaticians, one software engineer and six PhD students. The CVR, III and the University of Glasgow, will thus present an ideal environment for the proposed PhD training.