Research in our School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. We offer supervision in all areas of staff expertise in immunology, which includes projects involving understanding a variety of cell-membrane receptors in infection and immunity. For example, investigating how gram-negative bacteria infect cells, how macrophages respond to bacteria and what leads to ‘septic shock syndrome' and multiple organ failure. Our projects also look at the relationship between the maternal immune system during pregnancy and its influence in embryonic development and fetal tolerance.
As a research student at Essex, you will work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged, well-resourced and well-connected research community. We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible, for example using the generous funding from Proficio to attend conferences and training courses.
A PhD and MPhil are also available. Both full- and part-time study can be supported, and you can start this course in either January, April or October.