The ZELS-AS programme is a unique venture between the lead and partner institutions of nine Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) projects to provide a concentrated focus for doctoral training in ZELS-related research. The programme funds a single cohort of 16 studentships in the UK and developing countries, which commenced in October 2015.

Each student will spend half their time in the UK and the other half in a developing country, and has at least two supervisors, one in the home country and one in the host country. The training environment will provide students with excellent opportunities to gain transferable skills and to conduct original and scientifically excellent research, building a strong and active cohort of students who are able, and encouraged, to work together.

ZELS-AS will build research capacity in the UK and developing countries, aligned with the aim of reducing the impact of zoonoses on poor people and their livestock.

The programme is led by the University of Glasgow.

You can also visit the students' own site to read more about their experiences as members of the cohort at https://zelsphds.wordpress.com/ and follow along on twittter @zels_as

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