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FULLY FUNDED MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: The gene regulatory logic of plant stem cell function

  • 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: Plant shape is patterned by the activity of stem cells in the growing shoot tips and is a major productivity and yield determinant. The size of the stem cell pool in Arabidopsis is kept constant as plants grow by the activity of a genetic circuit comprising small peptides, their receptors, and a downstream transcription factor. The hormonal environment of cells in the shoot apex is also important in regulating stem cell activity. This project aims to interrogate the fundamental requirements for plant stem cell function by testing interactions between components of the gene regulatory networks for stem cell function in a moss model, Physcomitrella.

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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