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Biotechnology (sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  Converting food waste to value-added chemicals and fuels via black soldier fly larvae
  Dr J McGregor
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project addresses the twin challenges of food waste remediation and the need to develop sustainable, non-fossil, sources of chemicals and fuels.
  Doctoral Candidate: Chemoenzymatic selective oxidation for the synthesis of rare sugars (ESR 12)
  Ms J Weber
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Doctoral Candidate. Chemoenzymatic selective oxidation for the synthesis of rare sugars (ESR 12). in Graz (AT) and Straubing (DE).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Genetics of root vigour in tomato
  Dr A Thompson, Prof J Doonan, Dr Z Kevei, Dr F Mohareb
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Crop root systems provide a new focus for breeding varieties with greater sustainability and resilience; roots function to capture nutrient and soil resources, and provide anchorage and resistance to multiple soil-borne diseases, they also sequester carbon into the soil profile.
  Exploring the genome architecture of plastic-degrading bacteria
  Dr S Robson, Dr J.E.M Watts
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded four year PhD studentship to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based at the University’s Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI), and will be supervised by Dr Sam Robson and Dr Joy Watts.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Ms E Van der Kamp, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  A more sustainable wastewater treatment technology: aerobic granular sludge
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Yongqiang Liu. Co-supervisor Prof Sonia Heaven. Project description. Municipal wastewater treatment is moving from energy-intensive conventional activated sludge to more advanced technology for sustainability.
  Therapeutic potential of microRNAs in medullary thyroid carcinoma
  Prof G. Hutvagner
Applications accepted all year round

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The Project. Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare, aggressive neuroendocrine tumour. Treatment of MTC poses a major challenge due to its propensity of early metastasis and no available adjuvant systemic treatment options.
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