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  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.
  Evaluation of the validity and utility of emerging technologies to track health, diet and lifestyle (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE2)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile technologies and wearable devices provide novel approaches to collect data that could form the basis of management of diet and lifestyle in reducing long-term risk of disease.
  Effects of methodological decisions on the outcomes of systematic reviews (HooperL-SongFU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr F Song
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. Our systematic reviews for the World Health Organization assessed health effects of dietary fats in long-term randomised controlled trials (1-5).
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences - Migration and non-monetary chronic poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries (January 2021)
  Dr S Nandy, Dr M Pomati
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Chronic poverty – that is prolonged exposure to the conditions associated with or caused by insufficient resources to attain a minimally acceptable standard of living – is a major global challenge, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions around the world.
  Reducing risk of hip fracture in women using data linkage.
  Prof J E Cade
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Dietary risk factors for hip fracture using the UK Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS) is the project focus. The UKWCS has followed ~35,000 women for >20 years and is one of the largest and longest follow up studies of women with detailed dietary information.
  RVC PHD: The impact of food chain health risk messages on consumers’ demand for poultry products in India
  Dr M Tak, Dr P Alarcon-Lopez
Application Deadline: 12 April 2020

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Project Summary. Rapidly changing poultry production systems in India can potentially generate risks of disease transmission as poultry producers adapt to meet increasing consumer demand.
  Tackling the fungal threat to global food security
  Prof S Avery, Dr M Brock
Applications accepted all year round

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Fungi cause diseases of crops and spoilage of foods that cause losses of up to a third of food yield. This is a major global challenge given the world’s growing population and need for more food, while climate change is predicted to limit food supply in the future.
  Anti-cancer activities of dietary phytochemicals (BaoY-PshezhetskiyDU19SF)
  Dr Y Bao, Prof D Pshezhetskiy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Epidemiological studies show that dietary phytochemicals such as isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables can decrease the risk of many types of cancer.
  Evaluation of a new gluten-free cereal for individuals with coeliac disease (Forbes U20MEDSF)
  Prof A Forbes, Prof P Ciclitira
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK offers a PhD programme based on the evaluation of a novel cereal as a putative safe alternative to wheat in patients with coeliac disease.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Establishing intergenerational Socially Perceived Necessities in Senegal (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) tasks countries with eradicating poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Urbanisation and nutritional transitions: a secondary data analysis study (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Over the last 40 years, there has been a significant increase in overweight and obesity in high, middle- and low-income countries.
  Influence of nutritional intervention on antisocial behaviour in young people (Ref: SF20/APP/YOUNG)
  Dr J Young
Applications accepted all year round

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Evidence supports the idea that poor diet can lead to antisocial behaviour and work by Gesch et al (2002) has shown that supplementing prisoner’s diets with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour.
  Market Insights for Australian Native foods
  Assoc Prof Y Sultanbawa, Dr H Smyth
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The University of Queensland led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Uniquely Australian Foods (IC180100045) aims to transform the native Food and Agribusiness Sector through development of selected crops, foods and ingredients using an Indigenous governance group to oversee the process of converting Traditional Knowledge into Branded Products.
  PhD position: Remission of Type 2 diabetes though weight management using a hypocaloric diet
  Dr G Farhat, Dr R Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a chronic disease strongly associated with obesity, is extremely burdensome for both the individual and society.
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
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