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plant pathology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Characterising genetic diversity of Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC) and developing a pipeline for marker assisted breeding
  Dr P Walley
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Food Security has risen to the top of the international agenda following recent spikes in the price of food and the perceived growing threat to future supplies (see, e.g., the “G8 Action on Food Security and Nutrition”
  Exploiting induced resistance for trait enhancement in hydroponically-grown crops
  Dr E Luna-Diez
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
Due to their increasing unsuitability and the fact that they are increasingly looked down upon socially, the use of pesticides in agricultural fields has been highly legislated.
  Synthetic Resistance to Potato Blight
  Prof R Van der Hoorn
Applications accepted all year round
The oomycete potato pathogen Phytophthora infestans has caused devastation during the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s. P. infestans still causes major problems in the potato industry, and is mostly controlled using agrochemicals.
  Exploiting pathogenomics and resistance for control of Fusarium wilt of lettuce
  Dr John Clarkson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
with industrial collaborator Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Fusarium wilt disease of lettuce is caused by the soilborne fungus Fusarium oxysporumf.sp.
  Gene editing and molecular breeding for fungal disease resistance in lettuce
  Prof K Denby, Dr F Gawthrop, Dr John Clarkson
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
This studentship offers an innovative opportunity to combine state-of-the-art molecular skills (footprint-free gene editing, RNA sequencing, genomics) with genetics, plant pathology, crop, model plant, lab and field work.
  SCENARIO: Roles of woodland birds in the transmission of emerging tree diseases
  Dr G Barrett, Dr R Broughton, Dr K Schönrogge, Prof R W Jackson
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Ecologically important tree species in the UK are facing increased threats from invasive pests and pathogens, spurred on by climate change and globalization.
  International PhD Programme in Molecular Life Sciences
 The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD Programme in Life Sciences has been running since 1993, providing students from all over the world with excellent training.
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