About the Project
In this project, you will work with one of the UK’s largest potato producers, Branston Ltd, and their agritech business B-hive Innovations, to investigate the use of smart technologies for the early detection of internal defects in intact tubers. You will combine laboratory experiments with observations made at key points in the supply chain enabling you to gain valuable skills in biospectroscopy and chemometrics, plant hormone analysis and RNA sequencing. You will also learn about innovation and knowledge exchange within the potato sector.
ncluding tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, and as a tool for the repurposing of crops in order to reduce waste in the food supply chain.
This funded project forms part of a BBSRC-funded Waitrose Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) between the Waitrose Partnership, their international food production and supply companies, Lancaster University, the University of Reading, University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research. Between 2017 and 2023, the CTP will deliver studentships on the themes of sustainable crop production, sustainable soil and water, biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture. This project is based at Lancaster University.
For further details please contact Dr Martin McAinsh: email@example.com or for application queries contact Roz Wareing, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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