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Food Science / Nutrition (animal disease) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Deriving social networks in cattle and their relation to health and sustainability
  Prof A Dowsey
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The project. A growing population and climate change are stressing the availability of food worldwide. At the same time, high animal welfare and health practice is more important than ever to satisfy societal demands for the livestock sector.
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  EASTBIO: Why do the effects of calorie restriction differ between males and females?
  Dr S Mitchell, Dr W Cawthorn
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Sharon Mitchell (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/energetics-research/. Dr William Cawthorn (University of Edinburgh).
  Defining diets to treat inborn errors of metabolism
  Dr T Johnson, Dr M Piper
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully funded PhD scholarships are available for both Australian and international students through the School of Biological Sciences and Monash University.
  The ecology of infection and immunity in a wild mouse system
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr A Pedersen, Prof A Fenton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Despite great concern about the current global health threat of worms (helminths) in humans and domestic animals, we still don’t have a clear understanding about how ecological heterogeneity determines burdens, disease, or how to successfully control infections in variable populations.
  Structure-function relationships governing polyphenol bioactivity with respect to plasma membranes
  Prof R A Frazier, Dr R Green
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to investigate polyphenol binding to lipid membrane surfaces with a view to understanding how polyphenol structure and aggregation within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affects the bioavailability of these nutraceuticals.
  Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks
  Dr A Antonysunil
Applications accepted all year round

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The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children.
  Investigating how the levels of queuine, a novel micronutrient, are associated with human ageing and brain health
  Dr B Green, Prof G Hardiman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Queuine is the only micronutrient that directly affects translation efficiency and accuracy in eukaryotes, with roles in metabolism and healthy-aging of the brain.
  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.
  Answering key questions of One Health antimicrobial resistance using a new livestock research data platform
  Dr K Reyher
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The project. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an increasingly important topic worldwide, and veterinary medicines use - particularly in the agricultural sector - has come under sustained scrutiny.
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