Miranda BurkePhD student
I am a PhD student part of the Waitrose Collaborative Training Partnership. My project is aimed at reducing food waste in the supply chain. I am passionate about making positive change. I am very interested in science communication and outreach, in addition to science policy change for real impact.
Can we reduce food waste in the supply chain from farm to fork?
PhD project investigating the relationships between environmental stresses and spoilage of important fruit crops including tomatoes. Using ATR-FTIR and Raman spectroscopy as a method for early detection of spoilage.
Professor Martin McAinsh, Dr Mike Roberts, Professor Francis Martin (external)
BSc Biology (Hons) - Royal Holloway University of London
Project: 'How is leaf development initiated by energy signals in the absence of light?'
MRes Ecology, Evolution and Conservation - Imperial College London
Thesis: 'Using gnotobiotic cultures to experimentally investigate relationships between asexual bdelloid rotifers and bacteria'
Thesis: ''Investigating the breeding behaviour of the mosquito Aedes albopictus in relation to pesticide use in a small tropical island ecosystem'