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Development of Single-Cell Ionomics in Plants

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

We are looking to recruit a PhD student who will work on the development of single-cell ionomics in plants. This is a new approach and will allow the fusion of cell biology and the study of the ionome. The PhD student will work on the development of technology allowing the analysis of intact single plant cells by ICP-MS combined with flow cytometry. Ideally, the candidate should have a background in analytical chemistry and knowledge of mass spectrometry, especially ICP-MS. The PhD training will be carried out as part of the Future Food Beacon of Excellence, within Plant Sciences and the Ionomics Facility in the School of Biosciences. The project will be supervised by Prof David E Salt and co-supervised by Dr Paulina Flis. The Future Food Beacon of Excellence ( is a new multi-million pound research cluster in global food and nutritional security funded by the University of Nottingham’s ambitious Research Strategy.


For further information please contact Dr Paulina Flis ().

Funding Notes

Funds are available to support UK/EU tuition fees (up to ~£5,000 per year), plus a stipend (benchmarked to UK BBSRC stipend rates which is ~£15,000 per year), plus a contribution to student research/travel costs (~£5,000 per year).

How good is research at University of Nottingham in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 111.45

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