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Infection Biology - Research

Infection Biology Thematic PhD Programme

The Infection Biology theme investigates virulence mechanisms of pathogenic micro organisms and viruses, host response to infection, immunopathologies such as inflammation and immune system dysfunction as well as the development of novel therapeutics and drug delivery.

The Infection Biology thematic PhD programme is delivered by three UCD schools:

School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science (SBBS),

School of Medicine & Medical Science (SMMS), and

School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

Using expertise from each of these schools, the thematic programme provides innovative research opportunities and teaching to its students.

Funding for PhD studentships is available through a number of avenues, including:
Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions - PRTLI (Irish HEA funded programme)
China Scholarship Scheme
UCD Graduate Studies' website details a number of PhD studentships applicable to this programme

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Infectin Biology are encouraged to contact Infection Biology Investigators directly.


Infection Biology (X251/X252) PhD Research 3 Years FT/ 6 Years PT

Subjects taught

What research opportunities are available?
To check for availability of current research opportunities in this area please follow: and check SBBS Vacancies regularly.

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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