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  Sound analysis of broiler chicken - what can we tell about health, welfare and productivity from sound patterns during growth
  Dr A Butterworth
Application Deadline: 3 June 2019
The project. Vocalisation sounds in broiler chickens, reared under intensive farm conditions, may have potential to be used as a tool to improve their health and welfare status.
  Developing alternatives to antibiotics in UK pig production – the efficacy and mechanism of action of marine sulphated polysaccharides
  Dr G Pearce, Dr M Holmes
Application Deadline: 28 April 2019
Project Background. The use of antibiotics has played a major role in improving the health status, welfare and productivity of pig production over the last 50 years.
  What drives outbreaks of midge-borne viruses in the UK?
  Dr C Sanders, Prof M Baylis
Application Deadline: 5 April 2019
In recent years, viruses transmitted by biting midges have become increasingly important to livestock farming in the UK. Thousands of these tiny flies are present on farms across the UK and incursions of bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus have a significant economic impact on animal production.
  Harnessing deep learning and data science to create a research data platform of intensively monitored cattle to underpin sustainable food security and animal welfare research
  Prof A Dowsey
Application Deadline: 8 April 2019
The project. A growing population and climate change are stressing the availability of food worldwide. At the same time, high animal welfare and health practice is more important than ever.
  Development of Gene Therapy and Gene Editing for Lung Disorders: the translation of new gene therapies to the clinic, including the development of new vectors, and evaluation in animal models of disease.
  Dr D Gill, Dr S Hyde
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019
The Gene Medicine Research Group is based in the John Radcliffe Hospital and is focused on the development of new gene therapeutics for lung diesases.
  Production of Industrial Chemicals for Personal Care and Health Care Using Oleaginous Yeast
  Dr TS Wong, Dr K Tee
Applications accepted all year round
Many ingredients in the personal care and health care products, for example lipids, are derived from petroleum, animal fat or vegetable oil.
  MSC PROJECT: Life Cycle Assessment of LED Lighting for Pullet and Layer Barns
  Dr N Pelletier
Applications accepted all year round
Lighting systems for livestock production, in particular for poultry, are influential for animal health and productivity (Er et al.
  PhD in Plants and Microbes: crop production and protection, the interaction between plants and other plants, pests and pathogens, and soils, and the interactions of ecosystems with global change
  Dr D Childs
Applications accepted all year round
Plants underpin life on Earth. In Sheffield, world leading plant research is undertaken across all scales from the molecular level through to the leaf and root, whole plant and ecosystem.
  Could blood digestion be the poultry red mite’s Achille’s heel – a novel ‘omic and gene knockdown approach to the control of Dermanyssus gallinae
  Dr S Burgess, Dr A Nisbet, Dr A Bowman, Dr J Sternberg
Application Deadline: 12 April 2019
Infestation of laying hen houses with poultry red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) causes major animal welfare and economic problems for the egg-producing industry worldwide, costing in excess of €231 million per year in the European Union alone in control and production losses.
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