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This studentship is funded by UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, along with Queen Mary University of London. The studentship is open to UK and EU applicants. It is expected to start in January 2019 will cover tuition fees and provide an annual tax-free maintenance allowance for 3 years at Research Councils UK rate (£16,777 in 2018/19).
Informal enquiries about the project can be made by email to Dr Richard Buggs ([Email Address Removed]). For formal applications, please submit an online application before the stated deadline.
 Elizabeth S. A. Sollars, Andrea L. Harper, Laura J. Kelly, Christine M. Sambles, Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, David Swarbreck, Gemy Kaithakottil, Endymion D. Cooper, Cristobal Uauy, Lenka Havlickova, Gemma Worswick, David J. Studholme, Jasmin Zohren, Deborah L. Salmon, Bernardo J. Clavijo, Yi Li, Zhesi He, Alison Fellgett, Lea Vig McKinney, Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Gerry C. Douglas, Erik Dahl Kjær, J. Allan Downie, David Boshier, Steve Lee, Jo Clark, Murray Grant, Ian Bancroft, Mario Caccamo and Richard J. A. Buggs (2017) Genome sequence and genetic diversity of European ash trees. Nature 541: 212–216
 Andrea L. Harper, Lea Vig McKinney, Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Lenka Havlickova, Yi Li, Martin Trick, Fiona Fraser, Lihong Wang, Alison Fellgett, Elizabeth S. A. Sollars, Sophie H. Janacek, J. Allan Downie, Richard. J. A. Buggs , Erik Dahl Kjær and Ian Bancroft. (2016) Molecular markers for tolerance of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) to dieback disease identified using Associative Transcriptomics. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 19335
 David Boshier and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2014) The potential for field studies and genomic technologies to enhance resistance and resilience of British tree populations to pests and pathogens. Forestry 88: 27-40
FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.39
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