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  The role of Rho GTPases in plant immunity. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Dr M Deeks
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Michael Deeks, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Re-engineering Golgi dynamics in plants
  Dr I Sparkes, Prof D J Stephens
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The growing global population requires the development of novel strategies to sustainably increase food production. Organelle movement is dynamic and linked to changes in cell size, plant biomass and in response to factors which affect food production such as pathogens (Perico and Sparkes, New Phytol.
  Unravelling the function of the unusual antioxidant ergothioneine in plants and photosynthetic protists. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof N Smirnoff
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Nicolas Smirnoff, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  SWBio DTP PhD project: Investigating the interplay of 3D chromosome structure and non-coding RNAs in plant defence
  Dr H-W Nützmann, Prof L D Hurst, Dr K Vance
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  A genomic approach to understand insecticide toxicokinetics in a global crop pest. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Prof C Bass
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Chris Bass, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Developing and testing behavioural theory for mutualistic networks. PhD in Psychology (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr A Higginson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Andrew Higginson, Department of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Characterising the effect of root secretions in vertical farming systems
  Prof C S Grierson, Prof RP Evershed
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Humanity must increase food production by 70% to feed 10 billion people and, according to the UN, more than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change.
  Enhancing the stress tolerance and shelf life of horticultural crops through light quality manipulation
  Prof K Franklin, Prof A M Hetherington
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Despite comprising a small component of sunlight, UV-B wavelengths (280-315 nm) regulate a diverse array of regulatory processes in plants, including growth, metabolite content and resistance to pests and diseases.
  Intercepting CLAVATA receptor-like kinase function to engineer ear size in wheat
  Dr J Harrison, Prof K J Edwards
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Summary. Ensuring continuous global food security will be a major challenge of the 21st century, and wheat contributes approximately 20% of the total calories consumed by humans (FAO, 2017).
  Enhancing crop growth consistency in vertical farms (DODDJ20CASE)
  Dr A Dodd
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Applications are invited to a NRPDTP-funded CASE studentship in the laboratories of Antony Dodd and Steven Penfield at the John Innes Centre, in collaboration with vertical agriculture R&D company LettUs Grow.
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