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  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events PhD
  Dr M Alamar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr MariCarmen Alamar - Cranfield University. Co Supervisors. Dr Martin Chadwick - University of Reading, Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Removing unwanted macro, micro and nanoplastics from fresh produce production
  Dr C Wagstaff, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof R Murphy
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Global plastics production in 2019 was 359 million tonnes. Of the 62 million tonnes produced in Europe, only 9.2 million tonnes was collected for recycling, leaving the remainder to be disposed of on land or in marine environments, to the detriment of those ecosystems.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events
  Dr M Alamar, Dr M Chadwick, Dr S Kourmpetli, Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Mangoes (Magnifera indica L.) are the second most consumed tropical fruit in the UK, with imports consistently rising during the last five years.
  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.
  iPotato: Using smart technologies to spot internal defects in potato
  Dr M McAinsh
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Damaged crops cost the UK potato industry over £200 per hectare. Although disease contributes to crop losses, internal tuber defects that are undetectable from the outside (e.g.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Reducing seed loss and waste in umbelliferous crops
  Dr S Kourmpetli, Dr L Bell
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Umbelliferae species flower and set seed over a period of about 6 weeks depending on weather conditions.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Developing a new energy efficient technology for dewatering of food materials
  Dr V Stojceska, Dr A Chatzifragkou, Prof S Tassou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The food and beverage industry is the second highest energy-consuming sector in the UK that has experienced only modest reductions in energy usage over recent decades.
  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.
  ‘Cos’ it’s worth it! Investigating how to mitigate ozone damage to salad crops
  Dr K Ashworth
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Ground-level ozone is a powerful oxidant that causes severe damage to plant cells. In fast-growing leafy salad crops, the first symptom is often visible injury (discolouration or spotting of leaves) which can be difficult to distinguish from signs of nutrient deficiency.
  Bridging the crop-soil-water phosphorus gap: Managing phosphorus for sustainable crop production and sustainable water
  Dr J Davies
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Phosphorus (P) sits at the heart of our DNA and the centre of our food system as a widely used agricultural fertilizer. Increased use of P fertilizers over the past 60 years has supported food production and growing populations, but their use also presents us with a number of inter-related sustainability challenges.
  Optimizing yield and flavour consistency of rocket greens
  Dr M Lundgren
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Perennial wall rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia; Brassicaceae) is becoming an increasingly important food crop for its high nutrient content, ease of use in ready-made salads, and environmentally friendly perennial life history strategy.
  Roots to resilience: climate-proofing crop yields within future salad production
  Prof I Dodd
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Climate change threatens UK lettuce production by decreasing rainfall and increasing plant water loss. Lettuce plants are initially raised in small peat blocks in a nursery, then transplanted into the fields.
  Porous Media for a Green World
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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Sustainable use of soil and water resources is crucial to preserve healthy terrestrial ecosystems and maintaining food security.
  Market Insights for Australian Native foods
  Assoc Prof Y Sultanbawa, Dr H Smyth
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The University of Queensland led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Uniquely Australian Foods (IC180100045) aims to transform the native Food and Agribusiness Sector through development of selected crops, foods and ingredients using an Indigenous governance group to oversee the process of converting Traditional Knowledge into Branded Products.
  Pears, pests and natural enemies: modelling tri-trophic interactions in a changing climate
  Dr D Senapathi
Application Deadline: 17 February 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.
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