The University of Nottingham has formed a new partnership with the University of Adelaide and as part of this the universities have created some new PhD studentships. Our lab has been fortunate enough to secure one of these studentships and we have now appointed Sally Draycott to be our student. Sally, a recent graduate from the School of Biosciences (Animal Science) will spend 2 years of her project here at Sutton Bonington and 2 years in Adelaide. Her supervisor in Australia will be Professor Robert Gibson. The project will examine the effect of fatty acids in the maternal diet upon fetal development and later health.