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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Re-engineering peroxisome movement in plants

  • 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: The growing global population requires the development of novel strategies to sustainably increase food production. Organelle movement is dynamic and linked to changes in cell size, plant biomass and in response to factors which affect food production such as pathogens. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating organelle movement and their effect on cell growth are poorly understood. This project will identify the molecular components driving organelle movement, with a focus on peroxisomes. Experiments will re-engineer peroxisome movement with a view to determining how changes in movement affect cell size. The project will provide training in plant imaging, cell biology 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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FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60

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