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Microbiology (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 9 Microbiology (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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 - 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 - Do cover crops increase the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food system?
  Dr T Sizmur, Dr J Hannam, Dr L Todman, Dr E J Shaw
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Our climate is changing, and our population is growing, but the soils upon which we need to grow food to feed the growing population are degraded.
  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events PhD
  Dr M Alamar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr MariCarmen Alamar - Cranfield University. Co Supervisors. Dr Martin Chadwick - University of Reading, Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Improving nutrition efficiency and milk quality in dairy production
  Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws, Dr T Yan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is the most nutritious single food but also a major provider of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the UK diets.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  Local gene drives for mosquitoes
  Dr M Anderson, Dr R Noad, Prof L Alphey
Application Deadline: 28 February 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.
  Understanding the importance of the PI3K pathway in modulating influenza virus replication in chickens and ducks
  Dr H Shelton, Dr S Dunham
Application Deadline: 9 March 2020

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Avian influenza virus (AIV) is a pathogen that causes significant economic and welfare issues for the poultry industry. In addition, there is the additional concern that avian influenza strains may be able to cross the species barrier and infect humans.
  Novel microbial source tracking markers for identification of fecal contaminations in inflow rivers of Taihu Lake
  Dr S Raju, Prof A J McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The urban water system in China faces various challenges. Fecal pollution is one of the major concerns to watersheds. Taihu Lake serves as important drinking water source for many nearby cities in addition to many other roles including aquaculture, transportation and tourism.
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