Scholarship Opportunities for Outstanding Graduates from Mahidol University

 

The University of Liverpool and Mahidol University have come together to honour the scientific leadership of the Late Professor Chamlong Harinasuta, who obtained his PhD from the University of Liverpool and became the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.  Two Scholarships are being offered:‌

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Kittipong Chaisiri is a recipient of a Mahidol-Liverpool Chamlong Harinasuta PhD Scholarship and was registered at the University of Liverpool in February 2013. The title of his thesis is “Metagenomics of chigger mites, vectors of scrub typhus in South-East Asia”. Scrub typhus is a major neglected tropical disease in South-East Asia, which causes severe fever and can be fatal if not treated promptly. It is caused by a Rickettsia-like bacterium, Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by the larval stage of trombiculid mites (chiggers). These tick-like arthropods normally feed on rodents and other small animals, but will also parasitize humans. Kittipong’s project will focus on the identification of other bacteria carried by chiggers that may impact on the transmission of O. tsutsugamushi by competition, facilitation or reproductive manipulations in chigger populations.

Mahidol University will be issuing a call for up to Eight Scholarships on 15th May 2013 with closing deadline of 15th June 2013 to its graduates and staff from respective Faculties. These scholarships are fully funded except the operating cost of the project, which is the responsibility of the research supervisor(s) at Liverpool. In 2012, three scholarships were awarded. In 2013, we are expecting to recruit a minimum of 3 graduate scholars and up to five academic/research staff of MU in any areas covered by the Liverpool’s Faculties of Science and Engineering and Health and Life Sciences.

We are looking for projects with significant promise for strengthening collaboration between the two Universities. Projects that foster collaborations among Liverpool investigators will be given preference. Those who do not have one of these scholars, as primary supervisors, will be given preference.   

The students shortlisted will be interviewed by a panel comprising senior representatives of the two universities. Details of the scholarships are as follows: 

1. Mahidol-Liverpool Stang Mongkolsuk PhD Scholarships

The University of Liverpool and Mahidol University have come together to honour the scientific leadership of the Late Professor Stang Mongkolsuk, who obtained his PhD from the University of Liverpool and became the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. The PhD degree will be in any Science subjects covered by the University of Liverpool including (i) Chemical and Materials Sciences, (ii) Medicinal Chemistry, (iii) Structural and Molecular Biology, (iv) Computer Science, (v) Environmental Sciences and (vi) Pharmacology.

2. Mahidol-Liverpool Chamlong Harinasuta PhD Scholarships

The University of Liverpool and Mahidol University have come together to honour the scientific leadership of the Late Professor Chamlong Harinasuta, who obtained his PhD from the University of Liverpool and became the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. The PhD degree will be in any Health and Life Science subjects covered by the University of Liverpool through its Faculty of Health and Life Sciences including (i) Functional and comparative Genomics, (ii) Parasitology with emphasis on drug resistance in tropical pathogens, (iii) Structural and Molecular Biology, (iv) Pharmacokinetics, (v) Understanding of emerging pathogens and (vi) vaccine development and trials.

3. Mahidol-Liverpool PhD Scholarships

The University of Liverpool and Mahidol University have agreed to strengthen the programme further and a new category of scholarship has been created that will be opened to all of the Faculties of Mahidol.

Enquiries - please contact Eleanor Toole

Tel: 44 151 794 9573

Email: ecarr@liverpool.ac.uk