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|15P-37||Molecular Virologist - Gene Silencing||The Pirbright Institute carries out research on a number of major viral diseases of animals through the three major research programmes including the Avian Viral Diseases (AVD) programme that focuses on diseases affecting poultry. Research areas on each of the diseases cover aspects of pathogen biology, virus-host interactions and immune responses, with the aim of developing better control methods through improved tools (vaccines and diagnostics) and intervention strategies.
This particular post is part of a BBSRC funded Strategic Longer and Larger (sLoLa) grant awarded in partnership with groups at Imperial College, St. Georges, University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh for ‘Developing rapid responses to emerging virus infections of Poultry’.
The project aims to examine the role of innate immune responses and other host mechanisms that regulate virus replication in avian cells and will employ variety of techniques including RNAi-based global gene silencing and genome editing tools to identify determinants of viral resistance/susceptibility of cell types.
|15P-36||Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist||An exciting opportunity exists to join the Entomology group at The Pirbright Institute (TPI) led by Dr Simon Carpenter. This group studies arthropods of veterinary and medical importance and has a worldwide reputation for investigations of Culicoides biting midges. The post is a senior postdoctoral position with initial funding available for three years as part of the ANIHWA initiative funded by BBSRC. The aim of the project is to examine how environmental and inherited drivers influence Culicoides vector competence across Europe working in collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and partners in Italy and France. The project will exploit advances in sequencing and bioinformatics technologies to provide a first glimpse of the diversity of viruses present in this relatively understudied group, and allow inference of their impact on transmission of economically important arboviruses of ruminants and horses.......||PDF||06-07-2015
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