Leeds researchers chosen for prominent funding programme

Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Rene Frank and Dr Timothy Thurston
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An app to help African farmers defeat crop pests

A mobile phone app – launched by an international team of scientists – will support farmers across Africa to adopt environmentally friendly ways of protecting their crops from pests.

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African smallholder farmers
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New COVID-19 testing lab in Nigeria

GCRF funds a new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

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new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
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We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs, with access to facilities, training and support, providing you with the best start to a career in research and beyond.

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Michaela Agapiou
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"I love the wide range of experiments I have undertaken as part of my project; each week can be really diverse. I use a number of the University’s facilities and I get to work with a lot of different people, which I love."