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        Max-imising the potential of CROP researchers

                                              Start date 1st January 2014

      European Framework 7 European Industrial Doctorate PhD training programme

                  This four year programme is a partnership between NIAB Trading Ltd
                              and the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Max-CROP supports the attainment of a PhD for five early career stage researchers in areas of science that impact on crop production.

Max-CROP aims to maximise the potential of the next-generation of crop researchers, producing individuals that understand the problems facing the agricultural industry, including crop breeding, agronomy and production, but able to apply advanced scientific understanding and modern technologies to solve these problems.

Max-CROP will make careers in agriculture an attractive choice for a new generation of researchers, opening up new opportunities and improving career prospects.

The five PhD projects and students are:

Project (1): Would non-host resistance in barley prove a source of durable, race-nonspecific resistance for wheat?
Student: Mathilde Daniau

Project (2): Generating bread wheat varieties with lower level of gluten immunogenicity
Student: Aurelie Jouanin

Project (3): Evaluation and development of statistical methods for the analysis of Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) in wheat breeding and genetics
This project was suspended in December 2016.

Project (4): Population and pathogenicity dynamics of the Brassica pathogen Verticillium longisporum
Student: Jasper Depotter

Project (5): Emerging plant diseases: reducing the impact of Alternaria species on potato production
Student: Ioannis Baltzakis

To access this information as a pdf, click here. For further information contact: Dr Lesley Boyd, Research Group Leader and Head of NIAB International.