Understanding the genetic basis for Ramularia disease resistance in barley
Dr N Havis
3 March 2019
Ramularia leaf spot (RLS), caused by the fungus Ramularia collo-cygni, is a major disease of barley in many temperate countries. The disease has a long latent phase in the plant before symptoms appear, typically after flowering, leading to reduced grain yield and quality.
Novel extremophilic metalloprotease for consumer product application
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Prof S Rosser
Applications accepted all year round
This PhD project will identify and characterise novel protease enzymes from extremophiles for use in processes and products of interest to the industrial collaborator Unilever.
Antimicrobial coatings for biomedical applications
Dr M Chen
1 March 2019
Antimicrobial coating industry is rapidly growing. This is to prevent the serious problems caused by bacterial adhesion and subsequent biofilm formation on the surfaces of many devices.