Tag: Aberystwyth University

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

Using biotechnology to add value to uplands agriculture and biomass waste through processing into products for horticulture. Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30018 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline:  24th November 2017 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… Read more »

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales (PhD Scholarship)

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30007 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 28th July 2018 This KESS 2 studentship provides an ideal entry into advanced plant breeding, genetics and agronomic research. Working with academics, the appointed student will gain invaluable training in modern… Read more »

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

Early diagnosis and management of Phytophthora infection in larch and other forestry trees Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30012 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 20th November 2017 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… Read more »

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

Epigenetic stress diagnosis of Bilberry and characterisation of stress interactions that facilitate Phytophthora infection Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30011 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 20th November 2017 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… Read more »

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

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 enzymes to access the nutritional value contained… Read more »

Rapid diagnostic approaches for thoracic disease based on pleural effusions (PhD Scholarship)

Rapid diagnostic approaches for thoracic disease based on pleural effusions Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30008 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 15th November 2017 A pleural effusion is a build-up of extra fluid in the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall.   Pleural effusions can arise from leakage from other organs: usually from… Read more »

EU funded research projects showcased at KESS 2 Awards event

KESS 2 Awards 2017

On Thursday 27th July at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ESF funded project KESS 2 presented awards to three competition winners during an engaging evening of live Presentations and an exhibition of Research Images, titled ‘Making Waves’. The event, attended by students, companies and academics, showcased just some of the ongoing EU funded research… Read more »