The Institute of Food Research, soon to transform into the Quadram Institute, has a number of 4 year PhD studentships available, to start in October 2017.
The PhD studentships, funded through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership, form an integral part of our research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of safe, healthy foods.
The PhD studentships are to study the following areas of research:
- Molecular variation between strains of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum
- How does dietary fat improve the uptake of essential lipid-soluble micronutrients
- Bacterial indole as an interkingdom signalling molecule promoting gut health
- Feeding the microbiota to improve host health
- Modulating the microbiota to improve vaccine responses
- Why do some polyphenols reduce atherosclerosis but others not?
- Evolution of chemical diversity within the Brassicales
- Self-renewal and differentiation in intestinal stem cells
- How do commensal bacteria protect against gut infection?
- How does diet improve metabolic health? Dissecting bioenergetic pathways altered by diet using genomic approaches
- Carbohydrate utilisation by the beneficial microbiota genus Bifidobacterium for improved health outcomes
- Metabolic regulation of inflammation; how energy controls immunity
- Computational mining of big biological datasets for optimised bioindustrial pipelines
For further information about the individual studentships and details of how to apply visit the IFR studentships webpages.
Application Deadline: 28 Nov 2016
We strongly encourage you to contact the supervisor about the opportunity before applying.
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at email@example.com or on 01603 450768
This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to be truly at the forefront of a new era of food and health research. Recent understanding of how food and our gut microbiome interact is creating a fundamental shift in the way we will understand and address the impact of food on health.
If you would like to find out more about the PhD studentships we have available, our PhD supervisors would be very happy to speak to you.