The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo) is an immensely successful collaborative partnership offering world-class research across the breadth of BBSRC scientific remit since 2012. We are excited to offer PhD opportunities for students interested in areas that tackle global challenges induced by climate change in nutrition, food wastage, spoilage, and nourishment degradation.
PhD students in LIDo will learn how to apply conventional and interdisciplinary science relevant to diverse areas of botany and plant sciences, by combining data-driven, systems, laboratory, and field approaches.
In turn, students will benefit from exposure to the convergent capabilities and expertise of our academic and associate partners such as the Natural Resources Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Animal & Plant Health Agency and the Food Standards Agency.
Projects offered by LIDo investigate resilience in plants and livestock, control of pest behaviour and populations, engineered and bred resistance enhancement, post-harvest science and technology. Research in these areas benefit from our integrated strengths in biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, intersections between plant and animal genetics/genomics and breeding, coupled to bioinformatics, mathematical modelling, and prediction.
Applicants joining the DTP route can co-create projects in the Spring with consortium based academic staff. Or why not consider our incredible iCASE projects, representing outstanding opportunities to tackle global problems with both academic and industry support, setting the foundation for maximum agility in the sector after graduation.
EXPLORE NATURE’S PHARMACY FOR POLLINATOR HEALTH EFFECT OF PLANT HOST RESISTANCE ON VIRUS POPULATIONS OF BARLEY YELLOW DWARF VIRUS (BYDV) AND THEIR TRANSMISSIBILITY BY APHIDS
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF BIOPHYSICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SEED COVERING LAYERS ON WEED PERSISTENCE AND RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
GREEN PERFECT FOR IMPROVED AGRONOMIC PERFORMANCE: INVESTIGATION OF A CELLULAR CHLOROPLAST COMPARTMENT’S REGULATOR USING GENETICS AND ADVANCED IMAGING A PLATFORM TO ENHANCE THE PRODUCTION AND ACTIVITY OF EXUDATES FROM ALLELOPATHIC AND NON-ALLELOPATHIC RICE TO IDENTIFY NEW HERBICIDAL LEAD COMPOUNDS (PEA RICE)
BIOTECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND OPTIMISATION FOR WASTE VALORISATION
Contact email: LIDo.Admissions@ucl.ac.uk
More info and How to apply at: https://www.lido-dtp.ac.uk/apply