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  Development and testing of an on-line Knowledge Exchange Tool for food and farming
  Prof B Davies
Application Deadline: 26 June 2019

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Feeding a growing number of people with an increased supply of safe and nutritious food is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind.
  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.
  To determine if N and P availability in the environment explains why most plant genomes are small, despite a huge range in angiosperm genome sizes.
  Prof AR Leitch, Dr IJ Leitch
Application Deadline: 27 June 2019

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Angiosperms (flowering plants) not only have the largest range in genome size (GS) for any comparable eukaryotic group, varying c.
  Targeting viral immune evasion mechanisms for the development of new antiviral strategies
  Dr B Mark
Applications accepted all year round

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A stipend supported graduate student position at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level is currently available in the Mark laboratory! We seek an energetic individual with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, or plant molecular biology.
  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.
  Fully funded PhD: Emerging technologies for promoting sustainable and transparent organic food supply chain in India
  Research Group: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Centre (LSCM)
  Dr S Choudhary, Dr S Li, Dr G Heron
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Centre at Sheffield University Management School is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD from exceptional UK/EU/International students with an outstanding academic record (distinction/high merit or equivalent), as well as a proven record in research training.
  A fully funded PhD project: Climate change, plasticity & Aging in Sydney, Australia
  Prof S Nakagawa, Prof T Rogers, Dr S Drobniak
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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UNSW, Sydney has announced another round of prestigious PhD scholarship (http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply). We have been lucky enough to have been awarded one of these positions.
  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.
  PhD Studentship in Developing machine learning strategies for the forecasting of disease and vice incidence in pigs
  Prof I Kyriazakis
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 23 September 2019 for 4 years. Overview. Newcastle University is offering a unique studentship opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team with world class reputation in the area of precision and digital farming.
  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.
  Use of random regression for optimum modelling of growth curves for body weight in UK beef cattle and sheep and estimation of Genotype x Environment interactions
  Dr R Mrode
Application Deadline: 20 June 2019

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Currently multivariate systems are utilized for the computation of breeding values in the UK national Beef and Sheep herds but these models are inadequate in modelling the growth curves of animals.
  Statistical genetics and genomics of complex traits
  Dr L Leach, Prof Z Luo
Applications accepted all year round

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A highly motivated student is sought to train as a statistical geneticist working on the dissection of complex trait phenotypes in human, plant and animal populations into their underlying genetic components.
  MSC PROJECT: Life Cycle Assessment of LED Lighting for Pullet and Layer Barns
  Dr N Pelletier
Applications accepted all year round

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Lighting systems for livestock production, in particular for poultry, are influential for animal health and productivity (Er et al.
  Natural capital, ecosystem services, decision-making and the commons
  Dr D Smith, Dr C Holt
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Natural capital, ecosystem services, decision-making and the commons. The aim of this project is to build a values-based approach to decision-making that reflects the interrelated and interdependent consequences of land-use choices and associated changes across socio-cultural, ecological and economic value domains.
  Solute transport and precipitation in porous media
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we will combine modelling and experimental approaches to extend our understanding of the processes controlling solute transport and precipitation in drying porous media.
  Development of Single-Cell Ionomics in Plants
  Prof D Salt, Dr P Flis
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking to recruit a PhD student who will work on the development of single-cell ionomics in plants. This is a new approach and will allow the fusion of cell biology and the study of the ionome.
  Flood management strategies and agricultural production: a meta-modelling approach
  Dr L Todman, Prof M Lukac
Application Deadline: 23 June 2019

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How we use and manage our land for multiple benefits that include food, drinking water and flood risk mitigation is crucial to support sustainable societies for human health and wellbeing.
  Ecology of Insect Pests of Stored Products and Museums
  Dr G J Holloway
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Man stores many different products for a variety of purposes. Stored products include food, wood, clothing and also items in museums stored for posterity.
  The impact of changing landscapes on arthropod diversity and biological pest control in agro-ecosystem
  Dr Y Zou, Dr B Li, Prof J Knops, Dr J Hodgson
Applications accepted all year round

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景观变化对农田节肢动物多样性以及生物防治的影响.
  Machine learning food webs from next-generation sequence data
  Dr D Bohan, Dr A Tamaddoni-Nezhad, Dr A Raybould
Application Deadline: 20 June 2019

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Developments in next-generation sequencing (NGS) of DNA, to identify species present in environmental samples, holds out the possibility that we could use these samples as ecological data.
  Managing irrigation frequency via smartphone-based thermal imaging to improve crop water use efficience and berry quality in strawberries
  Dr J Puertolas
Application Deadline: 26 June 2019

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The project aims to deliver novel irrigation methods by understanding the effect of sub-optimal irrigation frequency and the application of smartphone-based thermography to assess water stress in planta.
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