Food Security


MIBTP projects available:

 

Please select your project and then refer to the How to Apply section


FARM ANIMAL HEALTH, FISHERIES AND BEES

Principal Supervisor: Dr Rob Hammond, Co-supervisor: Dr Eamonn Mallon

PhD Project title: The genomics of haplo-diploid pollinators

 

Principal Supervisor: Dr Eamonn Mallon, Co-supervisor:  Dr Ezio Rosato

PhD project title: Epigenetics of neonicotinoids in an important insect pollinator


Principal Supervisor: Dr Nicola Royle, Co-supervisor: Dr Richard Badge, External Supervisor: Professor Venugopal Nair

PhD project title: Characterising mechanisms that control Marek's Disease Virus genome release from telomeres during reactivation from latency.


MICROBIOLOGY

Principal Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bayliss Co-supervisor: Dr Andrey Morozov

PhD project title: Understanding how mutability facilitates survival of alternating selection and bottlenecks by the major food-borne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni


Principal Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bayliss (University of Leicester) Co-supervisor: Prof. Julian M. Ketley (University of Leicester) and Prof. Helen J. Cooper (University of Birmingham)

PhD project title: Genotype-to-structure: analysis of the glycosylation of the flagella of Campylobacter jejuni, a major cause of food-borne gastroenteritis


Principal Supervisor: Dr N Garton (Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation), Co-supervisor: Dr A Hudson (Department of Chemistry)

PhD project title: Application of advanced spectroscopic techniques to monitor real-time transformations in aerosolized bovine tuberculosis bacteria


Principal Supervisor: Professor Julian Ketley , Co-supervisor: Dr Julie Morrissey

PhD project title: Iron acquisition using host lactoferrin by the bacterial pathogenCampylobacter jejuni.


Principal Supervisor: Dr Julie Morrissey, Co-supervisor: Professor Peter Andrew, Dr Kevin Waldron

PhD project title: Bacterial survival in the host and in the environment is promoted by horizontal gene transfer of additional metal resistance genes.

 

Principal Supervisor: Galina Mukamolova, Co-supervisor: Helen O’Hare

PhD project title: Serine/threonine protein kinase mediated regulation of protein secretion in mycobacteria

 

Professor Marco Oggioni

PhD project title  Investigating novel treatments for sepsis by understanding the pathogenesis of invasive infection


PLANT AND CROP SCIENCE

Principal Supervisor: David Twell ; Co-supervisor: Richard Badge

PhD project title: Making the male: the impact of germline gene networks on plant and crop fertility.

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