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  Designing Technology for Personalised Nutrition
  Dr F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round
This PhD investigates the design of technology to provide personalised nutrition advice. Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major challenges globally, and can be addressed, in part, by eating a healthier diet.
  The control of wheat grain protein content
  Dr P Borrill
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
Production of staple crops such as wheat must increase by 50 % to meet the food requirements of the global population which is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
  The control of wheat grain protein content (iCASE Industrial Partnership)
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr P Borrill
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
Production of staple crops such as wheat must increase by 50 % to meet the food requirements of the global population which is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
  Structure-function relationships governing polyphenol bioactivity with respect to plasma membranes
  Prof R A Frazier, Dr R Green
Applications accepted all year round
This project aims to investigate polyphenol binding to lipid membrane surfaces with a view to understanding how polyphenol structure and aggregation within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affects the bioavailability of these nutraceuticals.
  A Nutrigenetics approach to study gene-diet interactions on Obesity in a Brazilian population
  Dr V Karani, Prof J Lovegrove
Applications accepted all year round
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD project that will focus on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
  SCENARIO: Climate change impacts on UK apple production and quality
  Prof R Ellis, Prof P Hadley, Dr M Ordidge, Mr T Biddlecombe
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Future food and nutritional security requires sustainable food production systems in future, different climates. Perennial crops such as top fruit (apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc) are more sustainable than annual crops.
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round
"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  PhD in Engineering: Headspace metabolomics for non-invasive biomarker discovery
  Dr C Gauchotte-Lindsay, Dr E Combet Aspray, Prof G Ramage
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Recent developments in advanced mass spectrometry and data treatment tools has led to a boom in the efficient design of point-of-care testing (POCT).
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round
The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  Late Bronze Age Kuckenburg: settlement, burial ground, fortification and/or place of sacrifice?
  Prof P Ettel
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Kuckenburg near Esperstedt (Saxony-Anhalt) is a hilltop site, about 10 km east of Querfurt, near the river Weida, and has been known as an important site of prehistoric settlement since the early 20th century.
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