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PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Harpenden

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  BBSRC PhD studentships with the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP)

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There are 4 year fully-funded PhD studentships* available to start in September 2020, across a wide range of bioscience academic disciplines.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity: Investigation of molecular regulations of protein production in Lemna
  Dr C Barrero-Sicilia, Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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The University invites applications for a PhD student to join our Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) scheme which is 1-year industrial placement followed by a 3-year PhD studentship funded jointly by the European Regional Development Fund, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and DryGro.
  Envision NERC DTP

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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
  Long distance drone tracking of key pollinators in agricultural and natural landscapes
  Dr P Cross, Dr J Lim
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Many plant species, including numerous agricultural ones, depend on pollinator services; yet agricultural intensification and urbanisation have caused habitat loss and fragmentation, leading to substantial declines of some pollinators.
  Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions ‘RAGGE’
  Dr T Mauchline, Prof N Ostle
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Nitrogen inputs into agricultural systems are an essential requirement for healthy, high yielding crop production, but they can also result in the release of excess N either by leaching or by emission of the highly reactive greenhouse gas (GHG) N2O.
  Understanding the behaviour, fate and environmental risk of microplastics in the plant-soil system
  Dr L Cardenas, Prof D Jones
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Nature of the problem. Contamination of the terrestrial, freshwater and marine biosphere by microplastics is now widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest pollution threats.
  Soil ecological function in a 163 year grassland experiment
  Dr J Storkey, Prof N Ostle
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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The need to produce healthy and food sustainably is reliant on healthy soil. This is certainly true of grassland ecosystems on which over half of the people of the Earth rely for their livelihoods and wellbeing.
  RNAi as a pest management tool in Aphids
  Dr T Davies, Dr S Foster
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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An exciting opportunity for a 3-year AHDB-funded PhD on ‘targeted gene silencing’ to control aphid infestations in UK cereals and oilseeds.
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