Mycoplasma PhD opportunity

18.11.2011. Novosti

International Livestock Research Institute seeks to recruit a PhD student to join the Mycoplasma research group in February 2012. 

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership with organisations in developing countries. 

CBPP (Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia), caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides and present in more than 25 countries of sub-Saharan Africa is an economically important livestock disease in Africa. This PhD project aims to apply synthetic biology tools to identify and characterise Mycoplasma mycoides molecules and evaluate their function in virulence as well as for their suitability for vaccine development. The project will be carried in close collaboration with scientists at the J Craig Venter institute in Rockville, USA and INRA in Bordeaux, France.

  • Department: Mycoplasma research group
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Duration: 3-year term

To find more about ILRI visit: 
http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about the position visit: 
http://ilrijobs.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/ilri-vacancy-phd-student-closing-31-december-2011/

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