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  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.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Understanding the ecology and coevolution of aphids and parasitoids to improve natural biocontrol measures in field crops
  Dr I Capellini, Dr R Girling, Dr J Bishop, Dr A Murchie
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Parasitoids are insects that play a fundamental ecological role in both natural and agricultural ecosystems by regulating the population of herbivore pests, such as aphids.
  Pears, pests and natural enemies: modelling tri-trophic interactions in a changing climate
  Dr D Senapathi
Application Deadline: 5 March 2020

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Climate influences the timing of key events including crop flowering and peak abundance and activity of crop pests and their natural enemies.
  The role of insect-plant-fungus interactions in natural and managed systems
  Dr P E Hatcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants are attacked both by insects and pathogenic fungi, often at the same time, yet these are often studied by different specialists.
  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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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  The environmental impacts of Agri-Environmental Schemes
  Dr G Ziv, Prof P Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly 50% of European Union (EU) land is used for agriculture. These landscapes have been shaped by centuries of large-scale human impacts through traditional land-use systems (i.e.
  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.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Using organic fertilisers to manipulate soil microbiology for improved nutrient bioavailability
  Dr M Pawlett, Dr T Sizmur, Dr E J Shaw, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Soils are essential to food production through the delivery of bioavailable nutrients required for crop growth.
  Experimental Evolution of Thaumarchaeota
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof J Prosser
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The fundamental aim of this project is to determine the process of adaptive diversification and associated trade-offs in fitness, by studying microbial evolution experimentally.
  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.
  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Biostimulants improve soil and plant conditions to enhance the health-relatedproperties of fresh produce
  Prof J Rickson
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Growing enough food to feed 10 billion people by 2050 is a global challenge. However, less attention is paid to the changing nutritional quality of food and how this affects human health.
  BBSRC CTP four-year studentships for October 2020

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 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
  Radio-tagging earwigs to understand the breakdown in successful woolly apple aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum (Hausmann) control
  Dr M Fountain, Dr B Shaw
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_8. Supervisors. Dr Michelle Fountain (NIAB EMR), Dr Bethan Shaw (NIAB EMR), Dr Tom Pope (Harper Adams University) and Dr Edwin Harris (Harper Adams University).
  Type 1 Resistant Starch: A journey through the gut (EDWARDSQ20CASE)
  Dr C Edwards, Prof A Narbad
Application Deadline: 23 March 2020

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Most adults in the UK are overweight or obese, and healthier processed foods are urgently needed. One solution is to replace ‘available starch’ in the diet with ‘resistant starch’ that is not readily digested to glucose in the upper-gut, and therefore enters the colon.
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