Understanding the genetic basis for Ramularia disease resistance in barley
Dr N Havis
3 March 2019
Ramularia leaf spot (RLS), caused by the fungus Ramularia collo-cygni, is a major disease of barley in many temperate countries. The disease has a long latent phase in the plant before symptoms appear, typically after flowering, leading to reduced grain yield and quality.
Novel extremophilic metalloprotease for consumer product application
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Prof S Rosser
Applications accepted all year round
This PhD project will identify and characterise novel protease enzymes from extremophiles for use in processes and products of interest to the industrial collaborator Unilever.
Improving recovery after a heart attack using non-coding RNA
Prof A Baker, Dr M Brittan
28 February 2019
This project is one of 9 four-year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland (http://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk) to be delivered jointly by the named University and Company.