The University of Liverpool has launched two new courses — M.Sc. in Advanced Biological Sciences and M.Sc. in Veterinary Science, which will enable young researchers to develop the knowledge, expertise and techniques required to address the complex issues related to global food supplies in the near future.

The M.Sc in Advanced Biological Sciences offers research projects in many areas relating to food security, such as crop genomics, environmental microbiology, and bio-fuel improvement. The M.Sc in Veterinary Science programme focuses on infectious disease control in animals and epidemiology, with a specific pathway in veterinary conservation science.

Liverpool research in food security includes studies in collaboration with Indian researchers, investigating the anticipated effects of climate change on India's monsoon season and the impact that alterations in India's water cycle will have on disease outbreaks, agricultural production, and wildlife. Applications are open now. Further details can be had at http://www.liv.ac.uk/

study/international/.

Special Correspondent