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Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Training Fellowship in

Infectious Diseases Graduate Research Scheme

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has established a training fellowship program in infectious diseases at the Post-Doctoral level. The program seeks to enroll ambitious, talented and highly motivated young Africans to work on innovative approaches to the control of the following diseases: Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Buruli Ulcer, Neglected Tropical Diseases and other relevant research topics that will contribute toinfectious diseases control efforts on the continent.  The training fellowship is intended to stimulate innovation and as such fellows are allowed much room to explore their ideas in the arear of infectious diseases control. To expand the reach of the program, a Graduate Research Scheme (GRS) centered onthe program has been establishedfor graduate students at the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) level.  Suitable candidates are being invited for the 2016/2017 academic year. Candidates will be recruited on a competitive basis and will be required to undertake their thesisin any of the under listed topics.

 

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RESEARCH AREA

1.

Comparative analysis of tools used to measure the prevalence of the transmissible forms ofPlasmodium falciparum in Ghana

Malaria

2.

Differences in P. falciparum genetic diversity and parasite population trends in an area of high and low malaria transmission intensity

Malaria

3.

Determining human to mosquito infectiousness of children living in areas of varying malaria transmission intensity

Malaria

4.

Evaluation of selected medicinal plants for antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity

Buruli Ulcer

5.

Investigation of single and combination format of Rifampicines, Azythromycine and levofloxacine anti-Mycobacterium ulcerans activity

Buruli Ulcer

6.

Investigation of herbal preparations  as potential Phytomedicine for Buruli ulcer in animal model

Buruli Ulcer

7.

Identification  of HLA class 1-restricted peptides from P falciparum Apical membrane antigen 1

Malaria

8.

Exploiting synergistic interaction between anti-malarial plant extracts for development of standardized phytotherapeutics

Malaria

9.

Accessing the infectious of children in an area of high and low malaria transmission intensity in Ghana.

Malaria

10.

Diversity in pfhrp2: implications for PfHRP-2 based malaria rapid diagnostic testing

Malaria

11.

Effect of HIV vif gene polymorphism on disease progression to AIDS

HIV/AIDS

12

Drug resistance profiles of HIV-1 strains in patients initiating first-line antiretroviral therapy

HIV/AIDS

13

DNA barcoding and vector incrimination of sand-fly species implicated in leishmaniasis  outbreak in Ghana

NTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Genomic analysis of Mycobacterium africanum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis grown in the same culture medium in Ghana.   

Tuberculosis

15

In vivo antischistosomal activity of a selected medicinal plant against S. mansoni and S. haematobium in mice

Schistosomiasis

16

Effect of a selected medicinal plant on skin penetration of S. mansoni and S. haematobium cercariae

Schistosomiasis

17

Cytokines produced by endothelial micro- particles during malaria

Malaria

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Effect of amino acid polymorphism at MHC binding loci on T-cell response to peptide stimulation.

Malaria

 

 

 

 





















Eligibility criteria and Application: Applicants must be registered MPhil candidates and must fulfill the requirements for MPhil Part 1 programme at the time of application. Online application is available here and also available on the NMIMR website: www.noguchimedres.org or postdoc.noguchimedres.org. You can contact postdoc@noguchi.ug.edu.ghforapplication forms.Upon request, a post-Doctoral fellow will be assigned to the applicant for assistance.


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS ON THE 8th NOVEMBER 2016.  SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 22nd NOVEMBER 2016

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