Modelling plant trade networks and their response to plant diseases
Prof A Kleczkowski
Applications accepted all year round
The dispersal of plant diseases is among the most important side effects of a closely integrated global economy. There are many examples of plant diseases that were introduced to the UK and other countries by trade, including Phytophthora ramorum, Dutch elm disease and ash dieback.
Iron Homeostasis in Bacterial Plant Colonization and Disease
Dr A Holmes, Dr N Holden, Prof S C Andrews
4 January 2019
Iron is an essential nutrient in all orders of life. Since uptake is hampered by insolubility, plants and bacteria have evolved mechanisms for active sequestration, through the secretion of chelators called siderophores, and uptake via transport mechanisms.
Gene editing and molecular breeding for fungal disease resistance in lettuce
Prof K Denby, Dr F Gawthrop, Dr John Clarkson
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.
Impact of increasing environmental CO2 on plant immunity
Dr E Luna-Diez, Dr G Kettles
6 January 2019
Global climate change, including anthropogenic activity, has raised atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level significantly (~40%) from the pre-industrial era.