The grid below highlights some of the projects and topics for which Newton partner country researchers are currently seeking a UK collaborator or a UK host institution for British Council calls, and for the NERC Latin America Biodiversity call. It is possible to sort entries alphabetically by "Research area"; "Partner country"; "Partner institution" and "Call". To request further information about any of the projects and their lead applicants, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying which project you are interested in, and we will provide you with further details.
IL= Institutional LinksRL= Researcher Links (Workshops or Travel Grants)PhD supervision (Full or Placement) = PhD programmeNERC LatAm = NERC Latin America Biodiversity programme
Training workshop on “omics” platforms for biodiversity phenotyping:
potential for the valorization of Peruvian grain biodiversity. The scientific knowledge of Peruvian grain germplasm is critical for
further identification of superior native varieties
quinoa; protein isolation; food industry; saponins
Quinoa is a cereal with 18% vegetable protein, however it also contains saponins, which are slightly toxic to humans and animals. The proposed project is to
isolate the proteins of yellow, black and other varieties of quinoa and separate these in powder form to use as a supplement in the food industry.
Cultivation of Cryphiops caementarius in individualized systems
Cultivation of Cryphiops caementarius in individualized systems: effects
on growth and survival. The shrimp Cryphiops caementarius is distributed in almost all the rivers of
the Peruvian coast but it abounds in Arequipa (16 ° - 17 ° S) from where it is extracted for 50
years with intense fishing effort affecting populations. Faced with this situation, the strategy
of reproductive closures (January-April of the southern hemisphere), the minimum size of capture and
repopulations allow populations to recover .
alpacas; vaccines; enterotoxemia
To provide new information on the implications
of the use of autogenous vaccines in alpaca production. With the use of
autogenous vaccines as a Alternative prevention of enterotoxemia in alpaca pups
is expected to reduce neonatal mortality alpacas in more than 60%.
Genetic variability, Native species
to carry out characterization studies of the biological
variability of the different lucuma varieties. These studies will be the basis for subsequent agronomic evaluations,
genetic improvement, selection and reproduction of materials with desirable
characteristics in a program of promotion and diversification of agricultural
Child nursing, promotion, implementation, child management, model development
Development of model to promote the implementation of child management guidelines that could solve the professional nurses challenges of managing childhood illnesses in rural primary health care settings of South Africa. Shared experiences of how operational managers support child services management with the aim of averting under-5 years child mortality and morbidity. Life expectancy may improve and could also improve the countries economy
Marine Contamination; Environmental Liability
To guarantee the economic development of the local community from the
ecosystem service provided by the hydrobiological resources and the beach, this
project seeks to evaluate the impact that this environmental liability has on
the ecosystem services of the coastal community of Grau; which, at present, is
also expanding demographically due to its potential tourism. The impact will be
estimated through the evaluation of aromatic hydrocarbons, due to their high
level of toxicity, present in the oyster tissues, and other indicators of
anthropogenic contamination in water and marine sediment.
Amazonian fish - Organic Aquaculture - Nutritional quality - Biodiversity
Improve water quality control in aquaculture. Develop new techniques of fish production
Communication, social representations, online communication, social media, identity
Comparing the differences in social representations of identity in societies that are multicultural and those that are diverse. Particularly looking at new contexts and online communication behaviour in managing these social representations and the impact of that on societal climate.
Malnutrition, Children under age 5, Moringa
This study aims to determine the effect of consuming instant-maize porridge fortified with termite and Moringa oleifera (MO) leaf powders on the nutritional status of children aged 3 to 5 years old in the Vhembe district.
Trophic ecology of top predators in marine ecosystems and integral approach to the aspects of their complex life cycles that include extensive migrations, such as distribution at sea and diving behavior, their relationship with environmental variables, trophic aspects from the study of the natural abundance of stable isotopes of C and N in predator and potential prey tissues
Novel cell penetrating peptides from marine sources - the application of cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) for tuberculosis therapeutics