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Agricultural Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Edinburgh

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  Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Vertical Farming
  Dr N Cowan, Dr D Reay
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Substantial claims have been made for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) systems such as vertical farming as an integral part of future food security.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  Social and transgenerational effects of parasitism: potential impact in a stored product pest
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr E Cunningham, Prof N Colegrave
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project will investigate the impact of infection on host and non-host members of a population across subsequent generations.
  EASTBIO: Holistic approach to internal parasite control on hill and upland sheep farms
  Dr F Kenyon
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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This PhD will investigate ways to optimise roundworm and liver fluke control in hill and upland sheep, to address the issue of increased anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in flocks.
  EASTBIO The genetic basis of helminth-specific immune responses in wild Soay sheep (Ovis aries)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Johnston, Dr T McNeilly, Prof D Nussey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Individual differences in immune responses are widely observed in nature and are likely to be a major factor underlying variation in disease resistance, health and evolutionary fitness.
  EASTBIO Hair density as a target in crop improvement
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof A Hudson, Dr C A Kidner
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Epidermal hairs (trichomes) protect plants from pests (and the diseases they carry), UV light and drought. Some also secrete high-value products, including important pharmaceuticals.
  EASTBIO Understanding strawberry cell walls as a guide to breeding future-proof fruit genotypes (CASE project with Edward Vinson Ltd)
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof S C Fry, Prof D Uhrin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Rationale. This project targets one of the BBSRC’s strategic priority areas. Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food; sub-theme Crops and soil.
  EASTBIO Aging and social behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Smiseth, Dr J Moorad
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Aging is associated with a gradual deterioration of health and function in humans, other animals, and plants. Most current research focuses on how aging affects those individuals who do the aging.
  EASTBIO Compartmental, Selective and Reversible Redox Signalling in Plant Immunity
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr S Spoel, Dr D Clarke
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Plants are continuously exposed to many different disease causing agents, including pathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses, and herbivorous insects.
  Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to disease
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
  Dynamic Patterning Underlying Grass Organ Shape
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr A Richardson, Dr S Spoel
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Leaf and floral organ shape are intricately linked to plant productivity. In grass crops such as barley, this relationship between shape and productivity directly impacts on grain yield.
  Post-translational regulation of transcription dynamics in plant immunity
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr S Spoel, Dr E Bayne
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Precise regulation of gene transcription is vital for all organisms. In eukaryotes, dynamic changes in gene transcription orchestrate cell development and cellular responses to the ever changing environment.
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