|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully-funded studentships|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||17th April 2023|
This is a collaborative program of hypothesis-driven research between UK industry, AB Vista, a division of AB Agri, and the UEA. The project falls in the BBSRC Priority Area of Sustainable Agriculture and will provide explanation of how the industry's recombinant phytases (inositol hexakisphosphate phosphatases) improve agricultural efficiency.
Our laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences at UEA has expertise in phytate (inositol hexakisphosphate) and phytase biology, structural biology and enzymology. You will learn skills in enzymology, analytical science (HPLC and Mass Spectrometry) and a perspective on animal nutrition that has direct relevance to industry needs. You will enjoy placement(s) with our industrial partner according to your developing interests.
Your research extends substantial programs of research funded since 2012 at UEA. You will have the opportunity to join our industrial partners at international conferences where your work will be presented. You will join a dynamic and well-funded group with training provided at UEA by Prof Charles Brearley and Professor Hemmings and UEA's SCI Faculty Analytical Facility. We are able to provide an exciting and demanding project to a suitably qualified individual with a strong interest in enzymology and/or bioanalytical science.
You will hold, or expect to hold, a first or good upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from any of a range of disciplines including, but not restricted to biochemistry, biological chemistry and biological sciences.
Primary Supervisor: Prof Charles Brearly
The Norwich Research Park (NRP) Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) is offering fully-funded studentships for October 2023 entry.
The programme offers postgraduates the opportunity to undertake a 4-year PhD research project whilst enhancing professional development and research skills through a comprehensive training programme.
You will join a vibrant community of world-leading researchers.
All NRPDTP CASE students undertake a three to 18-month placement with the non-academic partner during their study. The placement offers experience designed to enhance professional development.
Full support and advice will be provided by our Professional Internship team.
Students with, or expecting to attain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply.
This project has been shortlisted for funding by the NRPDTP. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed either on 16th or 17th May 2023.
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