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  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 February 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.
  Modelling ammonia abatement techniques in agriculture
  Dr T Curran, Prof E Hayes
Application Deadline: 24 January 2019
Agriculture is responsible for most of the global atmospheric ammonia emissions, with domestic livestock and fertilisers the largest sources – Ireland’s agricultural sector is responsible for 98% of national emissions.
  Dissecting the neutralising antibody response to the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus to identify novel vaccine targets
  Prof R Owens, Dr S Graham, Dr J Grimes, Prof John Hammond
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the most important infectious disease affecting the global pig industry.
  A species under threat - Genomic and phenotypic responses in the European eel to aquatic toxins
  Prof S Martin, Prof G Hardiman
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is currently under catastrophic decline across most of its range, the reasons for this remain elusive.
  Automated detection of cardiac arrhythmia locations to optimise treatments using a combined physics and machine-learning approach
  Dr M Bishop
Applications accepted all year round
1st Supervisor - Dr Martin Bishop. 2nd Supervisor - Dr Andy King. Cardiac arrhythmias are responsible for over 80,000 instances of sudden cardiac death annually in the UK.
  Stability and resilience of fertilized grassland soils in response to extreme weather events
  Dr T Caruso, Prof P Hallett
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
This project will be supervised by Dr Tancredi Caruso of Queen’s University School of Biological Sciences, Professor Paul Hallett of the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences, and Dr Dario Fornara of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute The start date will be 1 October 2019.
  The priming effects of manure on soil physical, chemical and biological properties
  Dr H Roe, Dr Y Arn Teh
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
"Organic manure applications to grassland and arable soils are an important source of nutrients supporting sustainable livestock systems.
  Immune Development in a Piglet Model of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction
  Dr M Lewis, Prof G Gibson
Applications accepted all year round
Summary. Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) affects 200 million children in low- and middle-income countries and has extremely detrimental consequences for long-term health.
  Propensity Score estimation and matching for multiple treatment comparisons in observational studies
  Prof S Walters, Dr R Jacques
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
Gastrostomy feeding is commonly used to support patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who develop severe dysphagia.
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