Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dairy Science (Designer Milk)

Adding value to milk

Dairy UP has a scholarship for a PhD student to join the Designer Milk project.

The candidate will gain a deep understanding of the nutritional, mechanical, chemical and physical characteristics of milk that have not yet been fully exploited. This novel, multidisciplinary, integrated and innovative research project will unlock the potential in milk by measuring, managing and modifying different attributes of milk to generate new understandings, new products and new markets.

Some of the proposed activities that will be explored include:
Detection models (to provide different value add insights to both farmers and consumers)
Milk attributes / New products (mainly by understanding and manipulating lactose secretion to produce more milk with less water)
Lateral systems thinking (by looking at alternatives pathways or uses for milk that is wasted or not used for human consumption)

Applications open 18 May 2022
Applications close 14 June 2022.

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About Dairy Up:
Dairy UP is a collaborative research, development and extension program for the NSW diary industry. It aims to unlock the potential of pastures, cows, water and milk to increase productivity and profitability, and de-risk the industry  and develop new markets.

Media contacts: 
Lee-Ann Monks, Monks Communication, 0419 349 244 lmonks@monkscom.com.au