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  John Oldacre Foundation PhD Studentships in the Sociology and Politics of Agriculture and Food Systems. Funded PhD opportunities.

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 Applications are invited for up to four PhD studentships (available for study on either a full time or part time basis) in the Centre for Rural Policy Research within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter.
  PhD: The application of methanotroph bacteria Methylococcus capsulatus as chicken feed
  Dr Y Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, researchers from University of Nottingham and Rothamsted Research aim to develop and test a novel nutritional animal feed made from methanotrophic bacteria.
  PhD position on dynamic modelling of animal behaviours using machine learning, intelligent sensors and computational ethology
  Dr T Norton
Applications accepted all year round

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The laboratory of Measure, Model, Manage Bio-Responses (M3-BIORES) is a world-leading research laboratory focussing on real-time monitoring and management of animal behaviours.
  Development of novel feed supplements to minimise infection and improve immunity in piglets
  Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Project description. The livestock industry is heavily reliant on the application of zinc oxide to prevent and treat diarrhoea (scour) in young piglets.
  Community / ecosystem ecological impacts of coexisting herbivores in Qinghai Tibetan Plateau alpine meadows
  Prof J Knops, Dr K Parr
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most diverse grasslands on Earth are Tibetan alpine meadows, located on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. These meadows average 30 to 40 plant species per 0.25 square meter.
  Reducing air pollutions and greenhouse gases in urban and rural areas using atmospheric solar photocatalysis
  Dr W Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas emissions from human activity are threating our health and environment. For instance, motor vehicles are a significant source of urban air pollutions (e.g.
  Determination of Listeria monocytogenes virulence in an invertebrate model Project ID SAS0045
  Dr N Wheelhouse, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a bacterium which is ubiquitous in the environment and the causative agent of listeriosis, a major food-borne disease affecting humans and livestock.
  PhD Studentship in A device for the early detection of osteoarthritis in dogs
  Dr L Asher
Application Deadline: 15 August 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2019 for 3 years. Overview. This PhD will explore earlier diagnosis and treatment of canine osteoarthritis using sensor technology.
  Evaluation of natural plant based botanicals as alternative to therapeutic antibiotics
  Dr C Situ
Applications accepted all year round

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It has become widely recognised that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces encompassing huge health and economic burdens on governments and societies in every region of the globe.
  Targeted treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infections in grazing ruminants
  Prof E Morgan, Prof N Scollan
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Project summary. Recent work has indicated worrying levels of anthelmintic resistance (AR) in gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) of cattle, sheep and goats.
  Forecasting the next panzootic foot-and-mouth disease lineage: informing virus fitness from in vitro studies and genomic data
  Dr D King, Dr D Horton
Application Deadline: 4 August 2019

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We seek a highly motivated student with the enthusiasm and drive to pursue an engaging question in the field of virus emergence and epidemiology.
  MSC PROJECT: Life Cycle Assessment of LED Lighting for Pullet and Layer Barns
  Dr N Pelletier
Applications accepted all year round

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Lighting systems for livestock production, in particular for poultry, are influential for animal health and productivity (Er et al.
  *** FULLY FUNDED *** Lameness detection using contactless radio-frequency radar sensing and artificial intelligence in ruminants
  Dr N Jonsson, Dr F Fioranelli
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Lameness is an important health-, welfare-, and production-limiting problem for the livestock industry. The current “gold-standard” method to assess lameness is by visual locomotion scoring, which essentially involves trained veterinary clinicians carefully observing and scoring tens of animals.
  Disease control and conservation: applying grazing pressure to solve ’The World’s Worst Wildlife Infectious Disease’
  Dr D J S Montagnes, Prof A Fenton
Applications accepted all year round

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BACKGROUND & TIMELINESS. Infectious diseases threaten ecosystem function, biodiversity, and humans through zoonotic infections. Water-borne diseases, in particular, are predicted to increase through anthropogenic factors, including climate-change.
  Towards more sustainable use of phosphorus in UK grasslands considering soil-plant interactions
  Dr V Niasar, Prof D Johnson, Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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This ambitious project will lead to a major shift in how soil phosphorus (P), is managed in UK grasslands.
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