CTP for Fruit Crop Research (Studentships)


SF/TF 170 - CTP for Fruit Crop Research (Studentships)

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Xiangming Xu, NIAB EMR
SF/TF 170

AHDB Horticulture Cost: £288,000

AHDB, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and UK leading fruit industry organisations jointly funded Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTPs) to train the next generation of skilled people for the horticultural research base and wider bioeconomy by providing PhD students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations.

This pioneering partnership between businesses, research providers and the AHDB will provide a world-class horticultural and bioscience UK research training programme. The programme will address the scientific challenges faced by agri-businesses, from crop production, food quality and supply, through to consumer preference and consumer waste.


CTP_FCR_2017_1     Developing a ‘push-pull’ strategy for the management of Drosophila suzukii (Student - Christina Faulder)


CTP_FCR_2017_2     Apple dormancy break in the context of climate change (Student - Carlota Gonzalez Noguer)


CTP_FCR_2017_3     Biocontrol as a key component to manage brown rot disease on cherry (Student - Sophia Bellamy)


CTP_FCR_2017_4     Combining root architecture, root function and soil management to improve production efficiency and quality of apples (Student - Magdalena Cobo Medina)