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Plant Biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for European Students (exc UK)

We have 222 Plant Biology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for European Students (exc UK)

China Scholarship Council: Life on the Edge: understanding how cereals surfaces respond to change

Cereals are our primary source of calories. To safeguard our food supply, we must maintain cereal grain yields despite accelerating and more extreme temperature and drought events from climate change. Read more

China Scholarship Council: Using state-of-the-art genomics and genetics to clone functional disease resistance genes in potato

Potato is the third most important food crop and consumed by over a billion people around the world. More than 375 million tonnes of potato were produced in 2021 but it’s estimated that approximately 25% are lost to diseases. Read more

How did seed plants create male and female sexes? The evolutionary origins of heterospory

Like animals, plants reproduce through having sex- namely, the fusion of haploid male and female sex cells. Although this process is superficially similar between animals and plants, the two lineages each invented it separately as a form of convergent evolution(1). Read more

Structural and Mechanistic Characterisation of Bacterial Natural Product Targets

Natural products are a vital source of medicines and agrichemicals. For example, over 70% of the antibiotics on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines are derived from natural sources (plants, bacteria or fungus). Read more

Role of 3D Chromatin Configuration on Environmental Memory

Living creatures depend on signals from their surroundings to navigate the various stages of their lives. Yet, the ever-changing nature of these environmental cues poses a significant challenge in precisely timing critical life decisions. Read more

Integration of environmental signals in plants

Plants use a diversity of signals from the environment to make decisions during their life cycle. This project will focus on understanding how multiple signals from the environment are integrated to control seed dormancy. Read more

Genomics-driven exploitation of aphid-killing bacteria as a source of novel biopesticides

Aphids are major insect pests of agriculture and horticulture, causing damage to many economically important crop plants through direct feeding and/or as efficient vectors of numerous plant viruses. Read more

Determining how phosphorylation drives functional protein interactions

Phosphorylation is one of the most highly studied posttranslational modifications, due to its fundamental importance in regulating protein function, interactions, subcellular localisation, and turnover. Read more

Cryo-electron microscopy of plant clathrin cages

Endocytosis via clathrin coated vesicles is a process fundamental to eukaryotic cell health and vitality, and the core proteins as well as the beautiful geometry of clathrin cages are highly conserved. Read more

Clock-watchER: Circadian coordination of the plant endoplasmic reticulum

The rotation of the Earth creates periodic day-night changes in environmental conditions such as light and temperature. Organisms are able to adapt to these predictable diurnal cycles through their internal timekeeping system, the circadian clock, which has a periodicity of approximately 24 hours. Read more

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