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  PhD Studentship Opportunity: Investigation of molecular regulations of protein production in Lemna
  Dr C Barrero-Sicilia, Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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PhD Type

The University invites applications for a PhD student to join our Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) scheme which is 1-year industrial placement followed by a 3-year PhD studentship funded jointly by the European Regional Development Fund, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and DryGro.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  Enhancing crop growth consistency in vertical farms (DODDJ20CASE)
  Dr A Dodd
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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PhD Type

Applications are invited to a NRPDTP-funded CASE studentship in the laboratories of Antony Dodd and Steven Penfield at the John Innes Centre, in collaboration with vertical agriculture R&D company LettUs Grow.
  How do plants interpret and respond to their complex and fluctuating environment? (DODDJ20DTP)
  Dr A Dodd
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a NRPDTP funded studentship to investigate how plants combine (integrate) multiple environmental cues to regulate a single signalling pathway required for environmental adaptation of photosynthesis.
  Functional analysis of fungal effector proteins in the barley/wheat powdery mildew plant-pathogen interactions.
  Dr L Bindschedler, Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Pathogens secrete small proteins called effectors or virulence factors which are important for the successful invasion of the host.
  (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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PhD Type

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.
  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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PhD Type

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).
  SCENARIO - Love isn’t in the air: Assessing how air pollution interrupts insect sex pheromone signalling
  Dr R Girling
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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PhD Type

As humans, the dominant sense with which we perceive the world is vision, in contrast many insects rely upon odours to perceive and interact with their environment.
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