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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Light control of leaf senescence

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Leaf senescence reduces the quality and postharvest shelf life of crops. Delaying this process is therefore a key objective for reducing waste in the food chain. Dark-induced senescence is promoted by a group of transcription factors termed PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORS (PIFs). The abundance and activity of PIFs is controlled by light perceived by plant photoreceptors. The objective of this project is to investigate how targeted manipulation of PIF abundance using light treatments can be used to delay dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana and a range of horticultural species. The student will receive training in plant physiology and molecular biology.

Funding Notes

A new scheme for BCAI, the Lady Emily Smyth Studentship is a fully funded award to support two scholars undertaking MRes at the University of Bristol. The award covers the full cost of fees, stipend, consumables for a year, and a supplement to support dissemination. Candidates are selected on academic merit gauged by a personal statement, track record, references and interview.

Eligibility: UK and EU students
Please apply using the following website: View Website
Students should indicate their preferred supervisor and that they wish to be considered for the Lady Emily Smyth Studentship.

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