Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AAMR)


The Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, University of Nottingham (UoN), and the University of Birmingham (UoB).

It will develop multidisciplinary research scientists who understand the global emergence, spread and persistence of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria, and discover new strategies to prevent and treat infections.

Programme overview

Ten studentships per annum are available for a four year MRes+PhD doctoral training programme. Students will be exposed to a range of AAMR-related research disciplines from the laboratory to the clinic, and will be based at the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences/School of Life Sciences (UoN) and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (UoB). 

Through laboratory rotations, teaching programmes, placements, annual retreats and national/international conferences, students will gain a broad variety of benefits and opportunities including:

  • multidisciplinary insights into molecular and chemical biology of bacterial pathogens, and the evolution, impact and spread of antibiotic resistance and the discovery and development of novel antibacterial agents
  • exposure to relevant research activities, facilities and opportunities at two world-class research universities
  • opportunities to network at national and international levels
  • a tax-free stipend (expected to be in the region of £20,000 per annum) for HEU students

For full programme details please visit the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance website.


Tax free stipend (expected to be in the region of £20,000 per annum) for HEU students.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to UK and European Union (HEU) students with a first-class or upper-second-class undergraduate degree, or a masters degree (with a merit/distinction) in a relevant discipline.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

If you would like to receive updates related to the programme and to be notified when we are open for applications for future intakes please complete our Expression of Interest form


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