EASTBIO: Investigating Risk Factors and Causal Agents of Equine Grass Sickness
An exciting new CASE studentship, supported by the BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Programme is available at the internationally renowned Moredun Research Institute, in partnership with the Equine Grass Sickness Fund and the University of Edinburgh.
EASTBIO: Advancing control of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) through development of sea louse in vitro assay systems
The successful candidate will develop in vitro culture/feeding assay systems that will serve both to reduce the number of fish used in sea lice research and provide novel in vitro research and bioassay approaches.
EASTBIO: Nanopore sequencing to investigate zoonosis and antibiotic resistance at the wildlife – livestock interface.
The successful candidate will optimise and develop laboratory and bioinformatics methods in Nanopore sequencing and evaluate the presence of zoonotic pathogens and AMR genes within wildlife populations. Results will be compared with data from livestock and relevant environmental samples to identify potential transmission routes. Nanopore sequencing outputs will also be compared with gold-standard laboratory methods for pathogen and AMR detection to assess application of Nanopore technology as a surveillance tool.