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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Start Date

    January

  • Course Duration

    1

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    This studentship attracts a tax-exempt stipend of £15,000 per annum. Post graduate fees are funded for UK/EU based students. International students will be required to make an additional contribution to their post graduate fees.

  • Last Updated

    15 January 2020

A fully funded master by research (MRes) in Organic Chemistry focusing on Green Formulation Chemistry. This is part of the Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington Industry Collaboration programme (03R17P01835). This studentship is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Background

We now understand that excessive use of pesticides induces resistance in insect populations while also indiscriminately targeting important natural predators, which in many cases are sufficient to maintain a pest population below a harmful level.

Lures using insect pheromones provide growers with the means to monitor and control specific insect pests and reduce pesticide use. The greatest barrier to providing growers with these necessary tools is the availability and production costs of

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