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PhD Investigating the molecular basis for the relationship between taste, flavour and aphid tolerance in kale


Kale is one of our top products and as we breed more varieties with a sweeter flavour profile we need to understand the impact on pest control.

We are happy to announce our latest PhD based at the University of Reading in collaboration with Cranfield University.  This is part of the BBSRC FoodBioSystems DTP (doctoral training partnership).

Will a tasty kale be more enticing to bugs?
This PhD will research the links between the flavour of kale and its tolerance to aphids.

It offers a unque opportunity for interdisciplinary work and study.


See our careers page for more details of the PhD and how to apply



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