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  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A machine learning approach to the metabolic profiling of a diverse heritage collection of apples and pears
  Dr D Thorogood, Prof L A Terry, Dr A Winters, Dr M Anastasiadi
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The project will provide an excellent opportunity for a bio-sciences graduate to develop highly transferrable skills in computational biology using big data analytics.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A receptor-ligand module that triggers cell death in plants: a killer in disguise
  Dr M Bosch, Dr L J McGuffin, Prof G J Stephens
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Most of our food is a product of plant reproduction with fertility and seed set critical for crop yield and thus food security.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of novel tools including biomarkers and dietary assessment appsfor nutritional intake and metabolic biotype assessment
  Prof J Draper, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr M Beckmann, Dr R Fallaize
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. “You are what you eat” is a commonplace adage, suggesting that your choice of diet over the years has a major impact on your health and wellbeing.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Variation in forages for improved micronutrient nutrition in livestock
  Dr S Palmer, Dr S Stergiadis, Prof A Kingston-Smith, Mr P Billings
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is a rich source of protein, calcium, iodine, magnesium and manganese, and is seen as a key mechanism via which health and nutrition can be improved in many countries, developed and developing alike.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  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.
  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.
  Gastrointestinal modulation using omega-3 and probiotic strategies and its effect on cardio-metabolic health in obese and non-obese populations
  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.
  The use of green tea strategies combined with exercise training to promote enhanced fat oxidation and cardio-metabolic health: part 1
  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.
  18 doctoral research positions in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2290 “ALLIANCE BERLIN-CANBERRA: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IN MALARIA RESEARCH”

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Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German research foundation) and the Australian National University (ANU) invites applications for 18 doctoral research positions (11 positions at the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin starting 1st Sept 2020 and 7 positions the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra starting 1st January 2021).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Developing a new energy efficient technology for dewatering of food materials
  Dr V Stojceska, Dr A Chatzifragkou, Prof S Tassou
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The food and beverage industry is the second highest energy-consuming sector in the UK that has experienced only modest reductions in energy usage over recent decades.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Food Processing with Solid State Microwave Technology for Higher Product Quality and Lower Carbon Footprint
  Prof S Tassou, Dr M Oruna-Concha, Dr V Stojceska, Dr J Rodriquez Garcia
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Microwaves are well-established as sources of dry heat and are very widely used in the home and some industrial applications in the food sector.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  Effects of diet, exercise and anti-obesity treatment on adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis
  Dr D Petrik
Application Deadline: 15 February 2020

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This project will investigate the effects of environmental interventions on the resident neural stem cells in the adult brain. The stem cells generate new neurons in the adult brain during the process of adult neurogenesis.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events
  Dr M Alamar, Dr M Chadwick, Dr S Kourmpetli, Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Mangoes (Magnifera indica L.) are the second most consumed tropical fruit in the UK, with imports consistently rising during the last five years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Biostimulants improve soil and plant conditions to enhance the health-relatedproperties of fresh produce
  Prof J Rickson
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Growing enough food to feed 10 billion people by 2050 is a global challenge. However, less attention is paid to the changing nutritional quality of food and how this affects human health.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of different natural biopesticide formulations of plant extracts for control of economically important cereal and grass diseases
  Prof N Magan, Dr G W Griffith, Dr A Medina Vaya, Dr S Palmer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. In todays’ cropping systems, crop protection chemicals are used extensively to maintain crop productivity and reduce pest/disease damage.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - DSS4Food - Development of a novel and effective post-harvest decision support system (DSS) for stored cereals to minimise mould spoilage and mycotoxins in food
  Dr A Medina Vaya, Prof R Krska, Prof N Magan, Dr J Meneely
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. UK grain production represents a value of £2 Billion in ex-farm gate value. Post-harvest losses and rejection due to fungal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination often represents between 5-10% of this value, especially in wet harvest years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Evaluating the sustainability and nutritional benefits of alternative production systems and foods
  Dr A Williams, Prof R Murphy, Dr S Lanham-New, Dr K Garnett
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. This is a great opportunity to tackle two major challenges to humanity. environmental degradation and poor nutrition.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Using organic fertilisers to manipulate soil microbiology for improved nutrient bioavailability
  Dr M Pawlett, Dr T Sizmur, Dr E J Shaw, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Soils are essential to food production through the delivery of bioavailable nutrients required for crop growth.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  Biorefining of seafood processing waste (EPS2020/46)
  Dr S R Euston
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Waste from the processing of fish or shellfish contains a range of valuable co-products (including proteins, oil, carotenoids, carbohydrates and minerals).
  18 doctoral research positions in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2290 “ALLIANCE BERLIN-CANBERRA: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IN MALARIA RESEARCH”

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Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German research foundation) and the Australian National University (ANU) invites applications for 18 doctoral research positions (11 positions at the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin starting 1st Sept 2020 and 7 positions the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra starting 1st January 2021).
  Biological and biophysical characterisation of novel virulence factors from pathogenic fungi of humans
  Dr Jonathan P Richardson, Prof G Proctor
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Pathogenic fungi kill an estimated 1.2 million people every year. The global incidence of life-threatening fungal infections is rising, and the threat to public health from drug resistant isolates and emerging pathogens such as Candida auris is serious and growing.
  Elucidating the interactions between the immune and the epithelial compartments in Inflammatory Bowel Disease using mini-guts
  Dr Joana Neves, Dr Peter Irving
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The maintenance of intestinal homeostasis depends on the interactions between several compartments including the gut epithelium, the intestinal microbiota and the gut-associated immune system.
  Genetic interrogation of virulence in Candida albicans; the major fungal pathogen of humans
  Dr Jonathan P Richardson, Prof G Proctor
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes superficial and life-threatening infections in humans. During mucosal infection, C.
  Studying immune-epithelial-microbial interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease using mini-guts
  Dr Joana Neves, Prof M Curtis
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The maintenance of intestinal homeostasis depends on the interactions between several compartments including the gut epithelium, the intestinal microbiota and the gut-associated immune system.
  Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women; Targeting Early Pregnancy Intervention to Women at Risk
  Dr S White, Dr A Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) and associated adverse outcomes. NICE guidelines recommend that all obese women have an oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks' gestation for detection of GDM.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
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