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crop science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 100 crop science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Regenerative farming systems for potato production (Ref: CTP-SAI-052)

Our soils will have to play an important role in avoiding catastrophic climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and they must also mitigate the effects of climate change that is already determined by historic emissions. Read more

QUADRAT DTP: Are soils really regenerated by crop mixtures?

This fully funded, 42-month PhD project is part of the QUADRAT Doctoral Training Partnership. Compared to monocultures, the enhanced biodiversity of crop mixtures can improve the sustainability of agricultural systems. Read more

Integration of environmental signals in plants

Plants use a diversity of signals from the environment to make decisions during their life cycle. This project will focus on understanding how multiple signals from the environment are integrated to control seed dormancy. Read more

Assessment and engineering of the Brassica self-incompatibility locus to enhance seed production

Genetic diversity enables species to adapt to changing environments. If a plant produces pollen that fertilises its own stigma, a process known as self-pollination, the resulting progeny will lose genetic diversity and could become inbred and thus less competitive. Read more

Genomics-driven exploitation of aphid-killing bacteria as a source of novel biopesticides

Aphids are major insect pests of agriculture and horticulture, causing damage to many economically important crop plants through direct feeding and/or as efficient vectors of numerous plant viruses. Read more

Choreographing plant disease; pathogen effector manipulation of organelles – the view from inside

Biotic stress contributes disproportionately to crop losses, accounting for in excess of 25% of global yield. Thus, developing novel approaches to restricting pathogen infections of crops and consequently improving yields must be a key future objective for food security. Read more

Role of 3D Chromatin Configuration on Environmental Memory

Living creatures depend on signals from their surroundings to navigate the various stages of their lives. Yet, the ever-changing nature of these environmental cues poses a significant challenge in precisely timing critical life decisions. Read more

Determining how phosphorylation drives functional protein interactions

Phosphorylation is one of the most highly studied posttranslational modifications, due to its fundamental importance in regulating protein function, interactions, subcellular localisation, and turnover. Read more

Cryo-electron microscopy of plant clathrin cages

Endocytosis via clathrin coated vesicles is a process fundamental to eukaryotic cell health and vitality, and the core proteins as well as the beautiful geometry of clathrin cages are highly conserved. Read more

Clock-watchER: Circadian coordination of the plant endoplasmic reticulum

The rotation of the Earth creates periodic day-night changes in environmental conditions such as light and temperature. Organisms are able to adapt to these predictable diurnal cycles through their internal timekeeping system, the circadian clock, which has a periodicity of approximately 24 hours. Read more

CTP-SAI four-year studentships for October 2024

The UKRI and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by G's Growers Ltd. Read more

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