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Genetics (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 5 Genetics (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  PhD in cellular and structural biology - Elucidating infection at the plant-microbe interphase to define targets for crop breeding
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Achieving food security is one of the most important global challenges. Crop production and yield has been increasingly threatened by plant pathogens in a rapidly changing environment.
  EASTBIO Avian resilience in a changing world: maximising guinea fowl welfare and productivity on extensive farms in sub-Saharan Africa
  Prof K Spencer, Prof A Djikeng, Dr I Abdul Rahman
Application Deadline: 13 April 2020

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Guinea fowl have become a recent gourmet addition to the UK poultry market, promoted as a novel alternative to chicken. However this native African bird has been a fundamental mainstay of nutrition in many African countries, particularly Ghana, for generations.
  Improving vaccines for poultry: targeted delivery of multivalent viral antigens to distinct immune cells of different avian species
  Prof M Iqbal, Prof D Blake
Application Deadline: 8 May 2020

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Avian influenza viruses (AIV) continue to be responsible for severe economic losses in poultry production in many parts of the world and remain a credible threat to food security and public health.
  Defining antigenic structure of avian influenza virus haemagglutinin protein to generate broadly reactive antibodies
  Dr J Sadeyen, Prof J Stewart
Application Deadline: 8 May 2020

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Avian influenza viruses are an increasing threat to global poultry production and, through zoonotic infection, to human health where they are considered viruses with pandemic potential.
  Local gene drives for mosquitoes
  Dr M Anderson, Dr R Noad, Prof L Alphey
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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A PhD studentship funded by The Pirbright Institute is available to highly motivated students interested in genetic control of mosquitoes.
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