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Botany / Plant Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Leeds

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  Palaeoecology of leaf chemistry
  Dr F Gill, Dr D Hill, Dr K Bacon
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Plants have been central to life on land for over 400 million years, during which time environmental conditions have changed dramatically.
  Caustic response: understanding plant adaptation to high pH and its application to remediation of alkaline industrial residues.
  Research Group: Centre for Plant Sciences
  Prof A Baker, Prof D I Stewart
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Motivation. Around two billion tonnes of alkaline residues are produced globally each year by industrial processes. These residues are frequently stored in waste piles or landfills, and can be an environmental hazard if allowed to generate dust or if rainwater infiltrates the waste (Gomes et al 2016).
  Climate Resilient Seed Systems in Africa
  Dr S Whitfield, Prof A Challinor, Dr S Kepinski
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Crop breeding is a key area of investment in African agricultural development, as supported by the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Platform and large donor funded programmes (such as those of the CGIAR and the BMGF) (Whitfield, 2015).
  Understanding how intrinsic disorder drives the formation of fuzzy protein complexes and tunes protein function
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr S Kepinski, Dr A Zhuravleva, Prof N A Ranson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Intrinsically disordered protein regions lack stable structure and instead move stochastically through an ensemble of conformations.
  Epigenetic temperature sensing in plants
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Prof B H Davies, Prof A Whitehouse, Dr J Aspden
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The changing climate is already having a dramatic effect on the growth and development of the plants that support our entire civilisation.
  Unraveling mechanisms for phosphate acquisition from soil and waste water via structural characterization of cellular components
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr Y Benitez-Alfonso, Prof A Baker, Dr R Frank
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Phosphorus is essential to all living organisms but limited in its biological active form while at the same time representing a major contaminant in waste water.
  Live long and prosper – how to survive extended dormancy
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Prof P E Urwin, Dr C E West
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Animals have evolved to withstand the assault of extreme environmental conditions over long periods when a suitable food source is not available.
  Digging deep: biological mechanisms of organic carbon sequestration and storage in soil
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Prof K. Field, Prof C.L. Peacock, Prof P Chapman, Prof J Holden
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century, contributing to climate change, reducing soil fertility and capability for growing crops, reducing water holding capacity and increasing erosion which increases flood risk.
  Hormonal control of reproductive architecture in bread wheat
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr T.A. Bennett, Dr S Kepinski
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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With Dr Andrea Harper, University of York. Key to the reproductive success of flowering plants is the production of appropriate numbers of fruit and seed in space and time (reproductive architecture).
  Making climate change work for crop yield potential
  Dr L Dixon, Dr T.A. Bennett, Prof B H Davies
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Project summary. We know temperature affects how plants grow but we do not understand the effects of temperature fluctuations, particularly those that are occurring outside the classic seasonal norm.
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