PHD OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2014 AT JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTEPHD OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2014 AT JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

19th Nov 2013

Applications are now being taken for a number of funded PhD studentships at the James Hutton Institute. 

PhD projects fall under five broad categories: 

  • Cell and Molecular Sciences
  • Ecological Sciences
  • Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
  • Information and Computational Sciences
  • Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Many of the PhD projects fall under the scope of 'plant science', including: 
  • Rhythms of Resistance - The Circadian Control of Plant Immunity
  • The Role of Alternative Splicing and Nonsense-Mediated-Decay on the Regulation of Resistance Genes in Potato Upon Challenge with Phytophthora Infestans
  • Regulation of (1, 3; 1, 4)-Beta-Glucan (MLG) Synthesis in Barley
  • Genetic Marker Discovery for the Analysis of Environmental Adaption in Potato Species
  • A Community Genetics Approach to Understanding Tri-Trophic in Potato Crops
  • The Agroecological and Human-Health Potential of the Grain Legumes Vicia Faba L Minor (Field Bean) and Pisum Sativa (Pea) Processed for Brewing
  • Optimising SNP Discovery in Next Generation Sequencing Data From Cultivated and Wild Barley
For more information, the full list of projects available, and to download the application form, please visit http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/new-phd-studentships-2014. Further details of the projects can also be found on FindAPhD.
The closing date for applications is January 17 2013.