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  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.
  New Privilege nutrients of Human Gut Microbiota from Western Diet (ref: SF18/APP/Munoz)
  Dr J Munoz
Applications accepted all year round

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The human large bowel contains ~1013 bacteria, referred to as the human gut microbiota or HGM. There is considerable interest in deploying prebiotic and probiotic strategies to maximise the impact of the HGM on human health.
  Role of Auxin in Phytophthora Root Rot Disease Development in Soft Fruit
  Dr E Gilroy, Dr C Simpson, Prof M Grant
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Brief Introduction. Phytophthora species that infect soft fruit are currently poorly understood and understudied pathogens. They cause significant economic and environmental impact on soft fruit production in the UK.
  Data synthesis and integration for improved climate impact assessment, modelling and policy
  Dr R Cornforth, Dr E Tarnavsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is already demonstrated in changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
  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.
  De-commodifying agriculture – a critical hindsight & foresight analysis of one of the world’s oldest CSAs – (Community Supported Agriculture Farm Temple Wilton, NH, USA)
  Dr U Schmutz
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship. Temple Wilton Community farm (www.twcfarm.com) in New Hampshire, USA is one of the oldest CSAs in the world.
  Exploring the interplay between stockpeople and consumers on the future of dairy (cows), and their welfare.
  Dr V Melfi
Application Deadline: 7 June 2019

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Historically agriculture has been shaped by demands for greater production at lower cost. It has been suggested that these selection pressures have been shaped by consumers’ buying habits; who preferentially choose cheap food.
  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.
  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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Pathogens secrete small proteins called effectors or virulence factors which are important for the successful invasion of the host.
  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.
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