Agriculture and Food Security

The role of the Rab32/BLOC3 host defence pathway in controlling Staphylococcus aureus infections

Supervisors: Massimiliano Baldassarre, Stefania Spanò, Ross J Fitzgerald

Project description:

S. aureus is an emerging problem in animal agriculture and veterinary medicine and our recent studies have shown how livestock could represent a source of pathogenic S. aureus (1) with the potential to spread in human populations.

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Modelling and applying the innovative two-part genomic selection strategy in inbred and hybrid barley breeding

Supervisors: John Hickey, Hazel Bull

Project description:

Barley is a crucial crop for food security: it is the fourth most important grain crop globally, and the ever-expanding world population will put continual and increasing demands for genetic gain on barley breeding programmes.

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