The FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Partnership addresses the three Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's challenge-led strategic priorities. These include:
- Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food
- Bioscience for renewable resources and clean growth
- Bioscience for an integrated understanding of health.
The DTP brings together six leading Universities from the UK: the University of Reading (lead institution), Cranfield University, Brunel University London, University of Surrey, Queen's University Belfast, and Aberystwyth University.
The DTP will support up to 30 studentships per year over the academic years 2020-2025.
Specific research topics include:
- Animal and Plant Biology/Sustainable Agriculture
- Food Processing, Storage, Waste and Safety
- Diet and Health.
The vision of the Partnership is to develop the next generation scientists that have in-depth subject knowledge, advanced technical capability and food systems understanding to address the challenges of sustainability, efficiency and safety of food production systems and deliver better nutrition and health benefits for society. This will be achieved by an excellent programme of training.
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