Postdocs wanting to apply for fellowship funding are welcome to apply at any time. Email me (Alex.Rowe@ed.ac.uk) with ideas about possible funding sources, and we can discuss projects. Include a full CV with names and contact details of two referees.  Applicants should ideally have a passion for malaria research combined with drive, initiative, independence, “green-fingers” in the lab, the ability to write coherently and proven ability to finish-up and publish previous projects. However, if some of these boxes remain unticked, training and mentoring will be given!

PhD students

For information on  PhD application procedures in Edinburgh  see

  • https://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/prospective-students/postgraduate-research

Anyone interested in applying for a PhD position via one of the routes described in the above link should email me (Alex.Rowe@ed.ac.uk) in October/November of the academic year before the one in which they hope to start with:

  • a full CV including names and contact details for 2 academic referees
  • a transcript of degree marks
  • a statement of research interests (one side of A4 explaining why you want to do a PhD and why you want to work on malaria)

Projects will be in the general area of malaria host-parasite interactions outlined on the research pages.

Alex is a supervisor on the Wellcome Trust funded 4 year PhD Programme on Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health (application deadline usually in late January/early February each year) see https://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/hosts-pathogens-global-health

Masters by Research students

Alex also supervises students on the Infectious Diseases Masters by Research programme, see


Anyone interested in a Masters by Research should contact me by email to discuss projects, and include a CV and  information on your background and research interests.

Clinical fellows

Any clinicians who are interested in a lab-based PhD in malaria research should look at possible funding sources (eg The Wellcome Trust-funded Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training Scheme or the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship) and email me (Alex.Rowe@ed.ac.uk) with a CV and an indication of research interests and motivation.