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

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  EASTBIO: Investigating the effect of underutilised, emerging, polyphenol-rich berries on cardiometabolic health.
  Dr N Hoggard, Dr V Rungapamestry, Dr G McDougall
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Nigel Hoggard (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/nigel-hoggard.php. Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry (University of Aberdeen).
  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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PhD Type

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.
  A global assessment of aquaculture products from a food systems and value chain perspective towards the development of a personal environmental/health impact tool.
  Prof DC Little, Dr R Newton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

First Supervisor. Professor David Little, University of Stirling. Second Supervisor. Dr Jon Hillier, University of Edinburgh. Third Supervisor.
  A genomic approach to understand insecticide toxicokinetics in a global crop pest. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof C Bass
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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PhD Type

Lead Supervisor. Prof Chris Bass, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Precision nutrition in poultry: Examining the interplay between enzyme, vitamin and trace mineral supplements
  Dr D Scholey, Dr E Burton
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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PhD Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen through a 3.5 year, fully funded poultry nutrition PhD studentship jointly funded by Alltech and Nottingham Trent University; primarily based at the University’s Brackenhurst Campus.
  EASTBIO: Gut microbiota mediates distinct metabolic effects through dietary fibre fermentation.
  Dr A Ross, Prof P Morgan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

Supervisors. Dr Alexander Ross (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/alexander-ross.php. Professor Peter Morgan (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Pesticide problems for honey bees: a closer look in our towns.
  Dr A Bowman, Dr L Trembleau, Ms F Highet, Dr M Taylor
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

Supervisors. Dr Alan Bowman (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/a.bowman. Dr Laurent Trembleau (University of Aberdeen).
  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.
  Meaningful microbiomes: Investigation of host-microbiome interactions in liver fluke infections
  Prof M Bailey
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The problem. Drug resistance currently threatens the control of helminth parasite infections in food producing animals, constituting a serious threat to global food security.
  Balancing immunity in the face of variable nutritional resources and natural infection in a wild rodent
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr A Pedersen, Dr S Babayan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Parasite infections and resource scarcity are common threats to the wellbeing of wild populations and domestic animals. Chronic helminth infections in particular compete with their hosts for nutritional resources, and are a global cause of productivity loss in livestock, estimated at £1.2 billion.
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