PhD opportunity at Aberystwyth University – Welsh apple and pear heritage variety collection

Danny Thorogood has just been in touch to share what could a great opportunity for one of our members wanting to take on a research project…

Here is an exciting opportunity for a chemistry/biochemistry graduate with an interest in computational biology and big data analytics. You will be studying for a PhD at Aberystwyth University with some of the initial training taking place at Cranfield University. You will be involved with the characterisation of the Welsh apple and pear heritage variety collection. You will analyse the complex metabolite profiles of an important pome fruit collection, associated with their taste and sensory properties and a diverse range of potential nutraceutical attributes, using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry instrumentation.

This is one of the PhD projects offered through the generously funded BBSRC FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Programme that is a collaboration between several leading research Universities in the UK led by Reading University.

A description of the project and a person specification can be found here:

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