Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD Studentship announced - apply by 21 February

Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD studentship

We are delighted to announce that in memory of her father and grandfather, Miss Aileen Ker has very generously supported the establishment of the Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD studentship.  This studentship will be awarded to a talented student from the UK or EU, and will be based at the Roslin Institute or Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh for three years from October 2013

Miss Ker's grandfather, Dr. Claude Buchanan Ker (1867-1925), spent his professional medical career in Edinburgh, working ceaselessly to improving the treatment of infectious diseases.  He is best remembered for his tireless efforts to build the City Fever Hospital which opened in Colinton in 1903, and of which he was medical superintendent for 21 years.  Her father, Dr. Frank Leighton Ker (1907-1966), began his medical career in Edinburgh and went on to carry out his main work at the East Birmingham Hopsital, where he became medical superintendent in 1950.

Projects offered for study under the studentship (click on project title for more information)

Students who are interested in applying for the Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD Studentship should apply by Thursday 21 February 2013.

Applications including a full CV with names and addresses (including email addresses) of two academic referees, should be sent to: Liz Archibald, The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Midlothian, EH25 9RG. Or emailed to When applying for the studentship please state clearly the title of the studentship and the supervisors in your covering letter.

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