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Miranda Burke

Research student

Lancaster University

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

Profile

I am currently a second year PhD student as part of the Waitrose Collaborative Training Partnership. My project is aimed at reducing food waste in the supply chain. I am very passionate about making positive change, I am very interested in science communication and outreach, in addition to science policy change for real impact.

Current Research

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.

Supervised By

Professor Martin McAinsh, Dr Mike Roberts, Professor Francis Martin (external)

Qualifications

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'