Current PhD opportunities

BBSRC CTP four-year studentships for October 2020

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) have awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR. The Collaborative Training Partnership for Fruit Crop Research ( focuses on industry-led research and development on important fruit crops in the UK.

Anyone interested should contact the FCR-CTP administrator for an application form and return the form to the FCR-CTP administrator before the deadline of 29th Feb 2020. Please cite specific topic references and also note the eligibility specified for each topic.

We are offering exciting fully funded PhD opportunities on the following topics:

Using machine learning to predict apple fruit ripeness and post-storage fruit quality with surface microbiomes, climatic and imaging data
Ref: CTP_FCR_2019_1

Accurate control of a low-cost soft robotic arm for automated strawberry picking
Ref: CTP_FCR_2019_2