Application accepted for either MSc by Research or PhD.
We are interested in using biological methods to detect both biological and chemical contamination in environmental samples. Project areas include detecting faecal microbial contamination in water, detecting pesticide residues from agriculture, and assessing the effect of microbial communities in soils on agricultural crop productivity. Through a combination of traditional culturing methods, genome sequencing, molecular biology and protein biochemistry we will characterise the biological routes for recognition and turnover of chemical contaminants, and the genetic hallmarks of biological contamination.
Projects in this area will give you an opportunity to learn a variety of laboratory and analytical microbiology techniques and develop solutions for important real world problems of global importance.
The Department of Biology at the University of York is committed to recruiting extraordinary future scientists regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or career pathway to date. We understand that commitment and excellence can be shown in many ways and have built our recruitment process to reflect this. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in science, who have curiosity, creativity and a drive to learn new skills.
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