Month: October 2017

Swansea University’s KESS 2 scholar William Kay joins the Royal Society of Biology stand at the 2017 ‘New Scientist Live’ event.

Will Kay : Royal Society of Biology

William Kay MRSB met hundreds of members of the public between Thursday 28th September and Sunday 1st October to discuss his work and answer questions about his research as part of the “Ask a Biologist” activity during the 2017 ‘New Scientist Live’ event. Members and Fellows of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) delivered hands-on… Read more »

Guards for Software Defined Networks (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Guards for Software Defined Networks University of South Wales Project ID: 20819 Annual Stipend: £14k p.a. Application Deadline: 19th November 2017 Here is an exciting opportunity to study a new technology  which could lead to entirely new approaches in software defined networking. This is a funded PhD,  including a… Read more »

Improving the efficiency of sheep production through environmental management (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Improving the efficiency of sheep production through environmental management Project ID: BUK2136 Annual Stipend: £14,300 p.a. Application Deadline: 5p.m. November 17th, 2017 Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship in the area of land management and sustainable intensification of livestock systems at the School of Environment,… Read more »

Using biotechnology to add value to uplands agriculture and biomass waste through processing into products for horticulture (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30018 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: Closed This exciting new project will involve a biotechnological approach for improving production of food crops in enclosed environments using the bi-products obtained from the processing of waste vegetation/agricultural residues. Freeland Horticulture is the entrepreneurial lead wanting… Read more »

Early diagnosis and management of Phytophthora infection in larch and other forestry trees (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30012 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: Phytophthora ramorum is a non-native pathogen that can infect a range of commercially important tree species including Japanese larch, Douglas fir, beech and oak. In the UK, Japanese larch has proved to be particularly susceptible to the… Read more »

Epigenetic stress diagnosis of Bilberry and characterisation of stress interactions that facilitate Phytophthora infection (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30011 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: DNA methylation is the addition of a methyl group to the cytosine bases in genomic DNA of higher organisms and does not change the genetic code. Cytosine methylation nevertheless alters the structure and thermodynamic properties of the… Read more »

Building on our online training programme for parents and school support staff: further development and evaluation of a programme targeting parents and support staff (MRes Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Building on our online training programme for parents and school support staff: further development and evaluation of a programme targeting parents and support staff Project ID: BUK2135 Annual Stipend: £11,470 Application Deadline: Monday October 16th. We are seeking a well-qualified psychology graduate with a 1st or good 2.1… Read more »

Microbial ecology of early stage colonisers in the digestive tracts of large herbivores (PhD Scholarship)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Microbial ecology of early stage colonisers in the digestive tracts of large herbivores. Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU20018 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 1st November 2017 Animals are unable to degrade plant polymers and are thus reliant on consortia of microbes to secrete cellulose and other fibre-degrading… Read more »