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

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  The role of vector behaviour and competence on the spread of Cacao swollen shoot virus
  Dr M Fernandez-Grandon, Dr G Silva
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Cacao swollen shoot disease (CSSD) is devastating the production of cacao in West Africa and consequently trammelling socioeconomic development in the region and threatening global production of chocolate.
  Choice architecture: nudging food choice behaviour
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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Choice architecture, the presentation and framing of a choice and its influence on subsequent decision-making behaviour, is well established.
  National Adult’s Food Consumption Survey II (NANS II) - Food choice and eating behaviour of 18 to 64 year olds in Ireland
  Dr J Kearney
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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DIT is seeking to recruit a PhD student to work on a Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine (DAFM) funded Project.
  (BBSRC DTP) Brain integration and processing of ingestive signals
  Prof S Luckman, Dr G D'Agostino
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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After meal consumption, the brain evaluates the value of its contents and relays this information via neuronal circuits connecting the periphery with the brain (1,2).
  Understanding mealtime: are an individual’s attitudes to meal composition predictive of what they eat and is this an effective target for dietary advice?
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr S Forwood, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Big data based Early Warning Systems for biosecurity and food safety: challenges and economic value. (IAF2005)
  Dr D Souza-Monterio, Dr G Jones
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Horsemeat in beef burgers, plastics in milk powder, petrochemicals in vanilla and floor polish dyes in spices – these are just some example frauds in the food supply chain that have caused international scandals and cost millions of pounds worth of reputational damage.
  Effect of dietary vitamin B supplementation on brain neural activity
  Prof Y Zheng, Prof C Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of vitamins B6, B12 and folate, for optimal physiological and neurological functioning.
  Developmental Responses to Environmental Change
  Dr C Mirth
Applications accepted all year round

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The environment in which animals develop profoundly shapes their morphology and behaviour, a process known as phenotypic plasticity.
  How does amino acid metabolism affect tumour growth?
  Dr L. Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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The effect of diet on tumour growth is hotly debated but poorly characterized. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the tumours, dietary studies in patients with varied genetic background often led to inconclusive outcome.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding the contribution of dietary extracellular vesicles to healthy human development
  Prof M Westwood, Dr L Harris, Prof A Nicolaou, Dr A Stevens
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability to adapt behaviour in response to nutrient availability is important for all cells but particularly so for trophoblasts, as these cells form the placenta - the interface between mother and fetus - and act as fetal sentinels of the maternal environment.
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