Aim: To make bioactive products (peptides) from fish processing waste, to target a range of health conditions.
Processing focus: Enzymatic reaction and membrane filtration (Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis); some drying and other operations as necessary. Optimization for reaction products and scale up.
Species of interest: Initially, hoki, mackerel, and green-lipped mussels. Long term, those fish species that would otherwise go to fishmeal or low value applications
Skills and opportunities: The project will involve significant experimental work using laboratory scale (20 mL/h) and pilot scale equipment (up to 2 m3/h). Applicants should have practical ability and experience in mathematical modelling and statistics.
Duration: Three years.
Financial support: A tax free stipend of NZ$40,000 per year and student fees up to NZ$10,000 per year.
Location: The project will be carried out in the Callaghan Innovation Laboratories, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
Supervision and guidance: Massey University: Prof. M Wong, Prof J Bronlund, Prof C Davies
Callaghan Innovation: Dr Owen Catchpole, Dr Peter Dyer
Applications: Applicants should provide a concise statement (maximum of 500 words on one A4 page) stating why they would like to be considered for this PhD opportunity, and a CV. Documents are to be submitted as PDF files.
Applications and supporting material should be sent by email to Professor Clive Davies [Email Address Removed] .
The e-mail Subject identifier is: Marine Biomass PhD Application.