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Queen’s University Belfast Food Science / Nutrition PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Nitrosamine formation and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in processed meats: investigating the role of nitrites, extraneous nitrates and possible nitrite replacers
  Dr B Green, Dr A Nugent, Dr G Kuhnle
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Processed meat intake has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, and in 2015 the WHO has categorised processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans”.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on health outcomes: does an apple aday still keep the doctor away?
  Prof J Woodside, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr A Nugent, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Although increased fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, this has largely been based on observational evidence, and there are a number of uncertainties regarding these observed links.
  QUADRAT DTP: Identifying Environmental Factors for Soil Transmitted and Food Borne Helminth Diseases in Border Regions of Northern Thailand
  Dr G Gobert, Dr S Telfer
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Parasitic worm infections (helminthiases) of humans greatly impact low to medium income countries such as Thailand, by undermining health and agricultural productivity.
  Using data analytics to identify best practices across the food supply chain that drive nutrition quality
  Dr D McCarthy, Dr A Nugent, Dr J Sousa
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Project details. Approaching nutrition quality from an analytics perspective stands to help us understand and predict the impact of food production practices on human and planetary health.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Willow (Salix spp): The potential of a tannin-rich tree fodder to reduce ammonia emissions and improve productivity of dairy cattle
  Dr K Theodoridou, Dr S Stergiadis, Prof S Huws
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Farm productions systems face multiple challenges as animal products need to be produced with less environmental impact without affecting animal welfare.
  QUADRAT DTP: Investigation of the growth of molds (fungi and bacteria) in bio-based materials made from agro-waste food
  Dr M Sonebi, Dr Q Gan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The production of insulating materials for buildings obtained from the valorization of agro-resources is a promising way both in terms of ecology and hydrothermal performances of these composites.
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