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With a clear focus on improving productivity, efficiency and sustainability through innovation, LIAT’s researchers are engaged in impactful research designed to make a difference across the food chain.

Its scientists are integrating cutting-edge 3D imaging and automation into harvesting and weeding technologies, while colleagues are investigating the genetic code of foodborne pathogens.

Lincoln’s research in agriculture, veterinary and food science is internationally acclaimed: rated among the best in the UK for quality of outputs in the latest national assessment of university research standards (REF 2014). LIAT has secured millions of pounds of grant funding, including major awards from the UK Government’s Agri-tech Catalyst to devise technological solutions with industry partners.

LIAT also offer an MSc by Research in Agri-Food Technology.

Studentship Opportunities

MSc by Research Water Quality Bioreactors

This MSc by Research opportunity funded by Anglian Water offers a student the chance to investigate effectiveness of a range of media (e.g. straw, bio-filter mix) in reducing pesticide and nutrient load to water.

Project Title: The Effectiveness of a Range of Media in Reducing Nutrient and Pesticide Loading in Water

Project Time Scale: From 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020.

Tuition fees will be paid by Anglian Water, and a consumables budget has also been approved. Please note that no contribution to living expenses is available and the project is only available to home/EU students.

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MSc by Research Water Quality Soil Health

This MSc by Research opportunity funded by Anglian Water offers a student the chance to investigate the metrics of soil health and how they impact on the degradation of pesticides and the loss of phosphorus to water. The project will provide opportunities for the successful applicant to work with the Catchment Management Team and engage with the wider industry through the Lincoln Institute of Agri-food Technology and Anglian Water.

Project Title: Understanding the Impact of Soil Conditions on Degradation of Selected Pesticides and Losses of Phosphorus to Water.

Project Time Scale: 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

Tuition fees will be paid by Anglian Water, and a consumables budget has also been approved. Please note that no contribution to living expenses is available and the project is only available to home/EU students.

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