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  Earthworms and sustainable agriculture
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Worldwide, soils are in a poor state, through erosion, compaction and the loss of organic carbon, and so it is essential that we manage them in order to maintain the productivity of agricultural land.
  EASTBIO: Impact of biological nitrification inhibition on enhanced and sustainable crop production
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Cecile Gubry-Rangin (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/c.rangin. Professor Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen).
  Developing Sustainable Soil Ecosystems: Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Nitrogen Cycling in Artificial Soils
  Dr S Lengger, Dr M Fitzsimons
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Healthy soils are the basis for sustainable agriculture, but they are threatened by erosion, nutrient loss, and climate change.
  Enhancing Australian Agriculture Supply Chain Performance through Data Driven Decision Making
  Assoc Prof B Abbasi, Prof P Chhetri, Assoc Prof V Gekara
Applications accepted all year round

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Agriculture is a key sector in Australia economy. After coal exports, agriculture products have highest share of export in Australia.
  Discovering molecular mechanisms regulating nitrogen demand signalling and nitrogen use efficiency in plants
  Dr N Imin
Applications accepted all year round

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Nitrogen (N) is a key determinant of crop productivity. In agriculture, the demand for nitrogen (N) fertilisers to produce food, fibre, and feed from crops and pastures is increasing dramatically.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  Plant responses to stress, metabolites for health and fuel from cell walls.
  Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Projects are available in the following areas. Stress responses in crops and sustainable biomass production and processing. The project aims at elucidating several aspects of the control of plant defences and to identify environmentally friendly forms of plant protectants, leading to enhanced crop yields.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Funding Type

PhD Type

There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

Funding Type

PhD Type

There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  A genomic approach to understand insecticide toxicokinetics in a global crop pest. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof C Bass
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Chris Bass, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  Microplastics in the environment: an emerging threat to agro-ecosystems?
  Dr Laura Carter, Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Microplastics (plastics. Soils are essential components of terrestrial ecosystems. Microplastic contamination has been shown to disturb vital relationships between soil and water, as well as having consequences for soil structure and microbial function (de Souza Machado et al., 2018).
  Plant-microbial interactions: legume-rhizobial cover crops under drought and climate change
  Prof D Cameron, Dr E Harrison, Prof J Gray, Dr C Chater
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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To develop sustainable agriculture under climate change we need to tackle CO2 emissions and drought stress. Legume-rhizobial cover crops (leys) enhance carbon and nitrogen in soils, reducing vulnerability to drought and water pollution.
  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  (BBSRC DTP) Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in agri-ecosystems across multiple scales
  Prof D Johnson, Prof R Bardgett
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This exciting project will provide training for careers in sustainable agriculture. The project will develop new understanding of how grazed grassland management practices influence and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
  4 Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Bioscience and Biotechnology

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World-class PhD opportunities in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health, Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth, and Frontiers Bioscience.
  EASTBIO The role and optimisation of the microbiome in molluscan larval development
  Dr T Bean, Dr FB Batista, Dr M Watson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Bivalve hatcheries produce millions of juvenile animals for on-growing in aquaculture farms worldwide.
  EASTBIO Understanding strawberry cell walls as a guide to breeding future-proof fruit genotypes (CASE project with Edward Vinson Ltd)
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry, Prof D Uhrin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Rationale. This project targets one of the BBSRC’s strategic priority areas. Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food; sub-theme Crops and soil.
  Investigating the Post-Antibiotic Effect at a single-cell resolution. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Dr T Bergmiller
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Tobias Bergmiller, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Structure-function studies of Coxiella burnetii O-antigen biosynthesis. PhD in Biosciences studentship (SWBio DTP)
  Dr N Harmer
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Nicholas Harmer, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Unravelling the function of the unusual antioxidant ergothioneine in plants and photosynthetic protists. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof N Smirnoff
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Nicolas Smirnoff, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
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