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Genetics (sustainable agriculture) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Earthworms and sustainable agriculture
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Worldwide, soils are in a poor state, through erosion, compaction and the loss of organic carbon, and so it is essential that we manage them in order to maintain the productivity of agricultural land.
  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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Lead Supervisor. Prof Chris Bass, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  EASTBIO The role and optimisation of the microbiome in molluscan larval development
  Dr T Bean, Dr FB Batista, Dr M Watson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. Bivalve hatcheries produce millions of juvenile animals for on-growing in aquaculture farms worldwide.
  Unravelling the function of the unusual antioxidant ergothioneine in plants and photosynthetic protists. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof N Smirnoff
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Nicolas Smirnoff, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  The genomics of natural selection
  Dr K Zeng, Prof J Slate
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Adaptation is the process in which organisms become better suited to the. environment, in order to survive and thrive. Identifying genomic regions involved in this process is key to understanding the genetic basis of adaptation.
  Sex pheromone metabolism in Coccoidea (PATRONE20DTP1)
  Dr N Patron
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Sex pheromones are substances secreted by animals that elicit powerful attractant effects and mating stimuli on individuals of the same species.
  KESS2 Scholarship: The effect of managed honeybees on wild pollinator networks.
  Dr A Malhotra, Dr M Cross
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Increasing interest in beekeeping using the western honeybee Apis mellifera has led to concerns that managed bees may negatively affect wild pollinators (including other wild bees, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles and hemipterans).
  Genomic analysis of the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita (and other wild Phasmarhabditis species) – a biological control agent of slugs
  Dr R Rae
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Project Description. Understanding the genetic determinants of key traits in parasitic organisms provides important tools for developing novel pest control products.
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