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  FoodBioSystems DTP - Investigation into sustainability labelling of food and implications for the consumer and the food industry
  Dr A Mauchline, Prof M Dean
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. There is a real challenge to produce enough food in a sustainable way to feed the growing global population.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of integrated sustainable processes for food waste valorisation
  Dr A Chatzifragkou, Dr V Stojceska, Prof S Tassou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Post-farm-gate food chain is responsible for around 15 Mt of food waste, which accounts for more than 20 MtCO2e emissions.
  Investigating reduction of UK perishable fresh food produce waste through quality and social gap analysis (Advert Reference: SF19/BL/MOS/SHOKRI1)
  Dr A Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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UK was reported by Waste and Resources action Programme (WRAP) as the largest contributor of perishable fresh produce (fruit and vegetables) waste in Western Europe with 140 kg/head/year with equivalent financial loss of €200-260 per year (Blanke, 2015).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - DSS4Food - Development of a novel and effective post-harvest decision support system (DSS) for stored cereals to minimise mould spoilage and mycotoxins in food
  Dr A Medina Vaya, Prof R Krska, Prof N Magan, Dr J Meneely
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. UK grain production represents a value of £2 Billion in ex-farm gate value. Post-harvest losses and rejection due to fungal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination often represents between 5-10% of this value, especially in wet harvest years.
  Margin to Mainstream: Using Engagement to change entrenched consumption practices around food waste
  Dr J Wilson, Dr M Alexander
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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A three-year full-time Marketing PhD scholarship for candidates who wish to explore the role of consumer engagement in affecting institutional change around food sustainability.
  Developing a new energy efficient technology for dewatering of food materials: Project Number FBS2020-60
  Dr V Stojceska
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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FoodBioSystems DTP – a PhD opportunity with Brunel University London and the University of Reading. Project Description. The food and beverage industry is the second highest energy-consuming sector in the UK that has experienced only modest reductions in energy usage over recent decades.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Developing a new energy efficient technology for dewatering of food materials
  Dr V Stojceska, Dr A Chatzifragkou, Prof S Tassou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The food and beverage industry is the second highest energy-consuming sector in the UK that has experienced only modest reductions in energy usage over recent decades.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of different natural biopesticide formulations of plant extracts for control of economically important cereal and grass diseases
  Prof N Magan, Dr G W Griffith, Dr A Medina Vaya, Dr S Palmer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. In todays’ cropping systems, crop protection chemicals are used extensively to maintain crop productivity and reduce pest/disease damage.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  Exploring the impact of sustainability through Eco-School activities: Learning through play
  Dr E Ritch, Dr J Thomson, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. GSBS-2019-112. This research explores the impact of Eco-School activity within the Scottish education system.
  PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition

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 The subject groups of Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition are in the Department of Service Sector Management in the Sheffield Business School (SBS).
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  Environmental drivers of food web structure and energy flux in marine ecosystems
  Dr E O'Gorman, Dr T Cameron, Dr M Thompson, Dr E Couce
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020

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Scientific background. Global environmental change is predicted to alter the structure and stability of marine ecosystems with major implications for the sustainability of commercial fisheries.
  Polyurethane Foams as Synthetic Soils for Horticulture: food quality and end-of-life recycling
  Prof A Ryan, Dr H Walker
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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A broad group of University of Sheffield researchers have developed low consumption hydroponics that to combine physical and digital systems in a manner suited to the environment and available resources.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Evaluating the sustainability and nutritional benefits of alternative production systems and foods
  Dr A Williams, Prof R Murphy, Dr S Lanham-New, Dr K Garnett
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. This is a great opportunity to tackle two major challenges to humanity. environmental degradation and poor nutrition.
  Investigating the effects of grassland sward composition (monoculture to multispecies) on soil nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
  Dr P Murphy, Dr H Sheridan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year PhD studentship within a DAFM-funded project, FASTEN (Farm Sustainability Tools for Efficient Nutrient Management).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Do cover crops increase the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food system?
  Dr T Sizmur, Dr J Hannam, Dr L Todman, Dr E J Shaw
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Our climate is changing, and our population is growing, but the soils upon which we need to grow food to feed the growing population are degraded.
  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events PhD
  Dr M Alamar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr MariCarmen Alamar - Cranfield University. Co Supervisors. Dr Martin Chadwick - University of Reading, Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Improving nutrition efficiency and milk quality in dairy production
  Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws, Dr T Yan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is the most nutritious single food but also a major provider of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the UK diets.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events
  Dr M Alamar, Dr M Chadwick, Dr S Kourmpetli, Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Mangoes (Magnifera indica L.) are the second most consumed tropical fruit in the UK, with imports consistently rising during the last five years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Removing unwanted macro, micro and nanoplastics from fresh produce production
  Dr C Wagstaff, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof R Murphy
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Global plastics production in 2019 was 359 million tonnes. Of the 62 million tonnes produced in Europe, only 9.2 million tonnes was collected for recycling, leaving the remainder to be disposed of on land or in marine environments, to the detriment of those ecosystems.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Enhancing the sustainability and improving quality of apple production through ecosystem service management
  Dr M Garratt, Dr P Burgess, Dr M Fountain
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. One of the main sustainability challenges faced by farmers today is effectively managing crop pests.
  Bridging the crop-soil-water phosphorus gap: Managing phosphorus for sustainable crop production and sustainable water
  Dr J Davies
Application Deadline: 12 March 2020

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Phosphorus (P) sits at the heart of our DNA and the centre of our food system as a widely used agricultural fertilizer. Increased use of P fertilizers over the past 60 years has supported food production and growing populations, but their use also presents us with a number of inter-related sustainability challenges.
  Managing plant diversity and soil-root-biota interactions for improved nutrient efficiency
  Prof O Schmidt, Dr S Tracy, Dr D Wall
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. This exciting, fully funded PhD research project will investigate how to integrate plant diversity, biostimulants and interactions between soil, roots and soil biota into crop and grassland management in order to improve nutrient efficiency.
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