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  Development and testing of an on-line Knowledge Exchange Tool for food and farming
  Prof B Davies
Application Deadline: 26 June 2019

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Feeding a growing number of people with an increased supply of safe and nutritious food is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind.
  In vitro, in vivo and ex vivo investigations of the anti-inflammatory properties of culinary herbs when combined with non-herb foods
  Dr E Opara, Dr M Stolinski, Dr A Chioni
Applications accepted all year round

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Culinary herbs are foods rich in polyphenols and a significant body of work has reported on their (the foods) many properties as a consequence of these compounds.
  New Privilege nutrients of Human Gut Microbiota from Western Diet (ref: SF18/APP/Munoz)
  Dr J Munoz
Applications accepted all year round

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The human large bowel contains ~1013 bacteria, referred to as the human gut microbiota or HGM. There is considerable interest in deploying prebiotic and probiotic strategies to maximise the impact of the HGM on human health.
  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.
  Sunlight exposure and cutaneous production of vitamin D in Black African/Afro-Caribbean adults
  Dr M Farrar, Prof L Rhodes, Prof A Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Our main source of vitamin D is through skin exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and is associated with reduced incidence of several cancers and immune-mediated disorders.
  Towards more sustainable use of phosphorus in UK grasslands considering soil-plant interactions
  Dr V Niasar, Prof D Johnson, Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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This ambitious project will lead to a major shift in how soil phosphorus (P), is managed in UK grasslands.
  Exploring the application of nutritional mindfulness to exercise performance
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Dynamic modelling of linked circular economies
  Dr M Van De Wiel
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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In many urban areas, pathways of essential resources such as food, water and energy are subject to multiple inefficiencies. Circular economies try to minimize wastages by reusing or recycling the waste products within each resource stream.
  The role of isothiocyanates-derived from natural sources in uveal melanoma chemoprevention (ref: SF18/APP/McDermott)
  Prof A McDermott, Prof M Panagiotidis, Dr G Koutsidis
Applications accepted all year round

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Uveal melanoma is the most frequent primary intraocular tumor, in Caucasian adults, and one that is very difficult to treat once it becomes metastatic.
  Understanding Gram-negative envelope biogenesis using genome-wide approaches.
  Dr M Banzhaf
Applications accepted all year round

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Many Gram-negative bacteria are common foodborne pathogens. Most often strains belong to the genera of Escherichia, Salmonella and Campylobacter.
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