MSc/PhD position in Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: University of Pretoria

The Tick and Tick-borne Disease Programme focuses on the control of ticks and tick -related pathogens of agricultural importance by understanding the underlying mechanisms that enable these tick vectors to adapt and feed on their host. Moreover, we aim to develop tools that will enable robust cost-effective surveillance to screen for resistant parasite populations in the field for rational selection of chemical control, as well as vaccines that wil confer host resistance to parasite infestation.…