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Agricultural Sciences (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Big data based Early Warning Systems for biosecurity and food safety: challenges and economic value. (IAF2005)
  Dr D Souza-Monterio, Dr G Jones
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Horsemeat in beef burgers, plastics in milk powder, petrochemicals in vanilla and floor polish dyes in spices – these are just some example frauds in the food supply chain that have caused international scandals and cost millions of pounds worth of reputational damage.
  RVC PhD: Principal-agent theory assessment to understand inappropriate antibiotic usage in rural Indian’s livestock
  Dr P Alarcon-Lopez, Dr G Fournié
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Over and inappropriate use of antibiotics can have negative consequences at both the individual and societal level by being wasteful of resources, leading to deleterious outcomes, and contributing to antibiotic resistance.
  Bovine TB: Reconstructing the molecular evolution of Mycobacterium bovis
  Prof P Prodohl, Dr R Hynes
Application Deadline: 21 February 2020

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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious mycobacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis, a pathogenic member of the M.
  QUADRAT DTP: Environmental change and the epidemiology of a multi-host pathogen: Leptospira in Africa
  Dr M Moseley, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Multi-host pathogens include some the most important pathogens of livestock and humans. These pathogens are maintained in complex ecological reservoirs that are comprised of epidemiologically connected animal host populations and environments (Viana et al., 2014).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Identifying beneficial plant-microbial interactions using multi-omic approaches
  Dr M Swain, Dr S Cameron, Dr K Farrar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Microbes known as endophytes are usually bacteria or fungi, which live within specific plant tissues without causing disease.
  Mathematical Modelling of the Bovine Reproductive Cycle
  Dr L Creedon, Dr M McAfee
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will create mathematical models of aspects of the reproductive cycle of cows. The techniques used will include systems of ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, and networks/graphs.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: The role of biodiversity in mitigating parasite impacts in farmed landscapes
  Prof M Emmerson, Prof J Travis, Dr A Aubry
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Biodiversity provides a range of benefits for the functioning of ecosystems, but it also helps to limit the spread of disease. This occurs because congeneric species in a community can compete with vectors of disease limiting the abundance of the vector and hence the overall prevalence of the disease.
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