The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
The Collaborative Training Partnership for Fruit Crop Research focuses on industry-led research and development on important fruit crops in the UK. The studentship is funded for four years with a requirement to complete industry placement(s) of a minimum total of three months. We are offering exciting fully-funded PhD opportunities on the following topics (click on the links for further project information):
The most important eligibility criterion for this funded studentship is residency:
This eligibility is unaffected by Brexit. The UK Government has guaranteed EU eligibility for Research Council funding for PhDs beginning before the end of the 2020-21 academic year.
|Using climatic and microbiome data to predict apple fruit quality||Details|
|Managing living mulch (cover crops) to improve soil health (including nutrient cycling) and encourage natural enemies in orchard crops||Details|
|How does nutritional status affect plant immunity and disease?||Details|
|Characterising broad-acting resistance to bacterial canker of cherry and elucidating tissue-specific mechanisms of immunity||Details|
|Accurate control of a low-cost soft robotic arm for automated strawberry picking||Details|
|Investigating physical, environmental, biological and molecular conditions impacting apple canker (Neonectria ditissima) symptom development of nursery plants with latent infection||Details|
|Understanding the dynamics of ascospore production in late autumn to develop better apple strategies for managing apple scab||Details|
|Radio-tagging earwigs to understand the breakdown in successful woolly apple aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum (Hausmann) control||Details|
|Improving cane crop resilience by overcoming the legacy effects on photosynthesis during the recovery from short-term combined stresses||Details|
|Optimising photosynthetic performance, marketable yields and berry quality using blue light||Details|
|Engineering tolerance to Botrytis in soft fruit crops||Details|
|Precision agriculture: AI- and Expert-based approach to forecast fruit production in high intra-field variation settings||Details|