13 PhD Fellowship positions available in the Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions
13 PhD Fellowship positions available in the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions
Innovative Training Network
Ref. No. NUIG 072-17
Training Network to Understand and Exploit Mechanisms of Sensory Perception in Bacteria
Located in Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
Project background and goal: The PATHSENSE (Pathogen Sensing) ETN investigates the molecular mechanisms of sensory perception in bacterial pathogens. Rapid and sensitive systems to sense and respond to environmental changes are a cornerstone of a bacterium’s survival apparatus, and understanding these sensory systems is central to predicting their behaviour. The success of bacterial pathogens is underpinned by their ability to sense their environment in order to protect themselves and then to deploy their virulence mechanisms at the appropriate time. A deep knowledge of how their first line of defence (sensory perception) functions is a vital step in developing strategies to subvert their survival apparatus, and ultimately to preventing human, animal and plant infections.
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