The studentship is funded under the James Hutton Institute/University Joint PhD programme, in this case with the University of Strathclyde, for a 3 year study period. Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent).Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Jan/Feb 2019. A more detailed plan of the studentship is available to candidates upon application. Funding is available for European applications, but Worldwide applicants who possess suitable self-funding are also invited to apply.
Wang H, Yang Z., Du S, Ma L, Liao Y, Wang Y, Toth IK and Fan J. 2018. Characterisation of Pectobacterium carotovorum proteins differentially expressed during infection of Zantedeschia elliotiana in vivo and in vitro which are essential for virulence. Mol. Plant Pathol. 19, 35-48.
Pritchard L, Glover R.H., Humphris S., Elphinstone J.G and Toth I.K. 2016. Genomics and taxonomy in diagnostics for food security: soft rotting enterobacterial plant pathogens. Analytical Methods 8, 12-24.
Parkinson, N., Pritchard, L., Bryant R., Toth I.K. & Elphinstone, J. 2015. Epidemiology of Dickeya dianthicola and Dickeya solani in ornamental hosts and potato studied using variable number tandem repeat analysis. European Journal of Plant Pathology 141, 63-70.
Toth, I.K., Humphris S., Campbell, E. & Pritchard, L. 2015. Why genomics research on Pectobacterium and Dickeya makes a difference. American Journal of Potato Research 92, 218-222.
Humphris SN, Cahill G, Elphinstone JG, Kelly R, Parkinson NM, Pritchard L, Toth IK and Saddler GS. 2015. Detection of the bacterial potato pathogens Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp. conventional and real-time PCR. Methods in Molecular Biology Volume 1302, Plant Pathology Techniques and Protocols. ISBN: 978-1-4939-2619-0.