Nuclease-resistant DNA nanostructures for high precision plant genome engineering
BBSRC White Rose DTP
Dr C E West, Dr M Castronovo
7 January 2019
The recent development of targeted modification of plant genomes heralds a new era in biotechnology for the 21st century. This project will develop new approaches for plant genome engineering based on nanotechnology to design DNA structures that promote genome integration at a targeted site.
Photoreceptor regulation of plant development
Dr S Casson
Applications accepted all year round
Plant growth and development is highly dependent on the light environment. Light provides energy to drive photosynthesis but light quality and quantity is also perceived by photoreceptors, which signal to regulate responses enabling plants to adapt to their environment.
Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership in Biosciences
The Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham DTP (http://www.nld-dtp.org.uk/) is a strategic Partnership in Biosciences doctoral training between three research-intensive universities in northern cities of great industrial heritage, Newcastle University, the University of Liverpool and Durham University.