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We are announcing a new PhD training partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh and Leiden in Integrated One Health Solutions.

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is pleased to announce a strategic partnership between the Universities of Leiden and Edinburgh to offer six PhD studentships fully funded for four years focused on Integrated One Health Solutions.

The aim is to foster collaboration and to build on existing synergies in the identified themes of this call. Our universities have a long record of collaborative research and teaching, in particular in the fields of medicine and infectious diseases. 

We anticipate that each University will fund three studentships in areas where significant joint interest and expertise were identified.  

It is envisaged that students will be registered for their degree at one or other host institution.

Projects will involve at least one supervisor from each organisation and it is anticipated that research exchanges between Leiden and Edinburgh will occur during the projects with the expectation that students will spend time in each institution, with a minimum of 12 months in the second host institution.

Information about investigators from Leiden and Edinburgh with interests aligned with ‘One Health’ is given below.

Students can apply for projects in Edinburgh or Leiden.  Applicants should identify their first choice project and identify two other projects they would consider undertaking from the list of projects available.

The selection process will involve an interview with members from both institutions.

Students joining projects at the University of Edinburgh will be expected to commence their studies in September 2020; the start date is flexible for students selected for projects based in Leiden.

The closing date for applications in 28 November 2019.


List of One Health investigators contributing to new PhD programme
University of Edinburgh Leiden University Medical Centre
Kenny Baillee (Roslin Institute)

Eric Claas (Medical Microbiology)

Donald Davidson (Centre for Inflammation Research) Annemieke Geluk (Infectious Diseases)
David Dockrell (Centre for Inflammation Research)

Geert Groeneveld (Infectious Diseases)

Jayne Hope (Roslin Institute) Pieter Hiemstra (Pulmonology)
Tanja Opriessnig (Roslin Institute) Simone Joostens (Infectious Diseases)
Anura Rambukkana (Centre for Regenerative Medicine) Marjolien Kikkert (Medical Microbiology)
Thamarai Schneiders (Infection Medicine) Pieter Nibbering (Infectious Diseases)
Richard Sloan (Infection Medicine) Tom Ottenhoff (Infectious Diseases)
Kate Templeton (Infection Medicine) Els Wessels (Medical Microbiology)
Christine Tait-Burkard (Roslin Institute) Romy Zwittink (Medical Microbiology)
Marc Vendrell (Centre for Inflammation Research)  

Information on projects available

Details of the projects available in Edinburgh and Leiden are given at the links below.

Descriptions of PhD projects based in Edinburgh

Descriptions of PhD projects based in Leiden

How to apply

More information about how to apply and the eligibility criteria are can be found at the link below.

How to apply

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