Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of West London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Kent Featured PhD Programmes
Sheffield Hallam University Featured PhD Programmes
University College London Featured PhD Programmes

Investigating the cell biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae (TALBOTS19HALPIN)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Rice blast disease is a major constraint on world rice production and there is an urgent need for more effective and durable control strategies, particularly in the rice-growing nations most affected. The Halpin Studentship programme provides generous funding for scientists to carry out a PhD in molecular plant pathology in the laboratory of Professor Nick Talbot at The Sainsbury Laboratory. Rice blast research at TSL is focused on developing an understanding of the biology of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, utilizing molecular genetics, functional genomics and cell biology.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. For more information please visit

Applicants should have a first degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Genetics and have a strong interest in plant disease research. Applicants from low income countries in rice-growing regions of the world are very strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information and to apply, please visit the ’How to Apply’ page on our website:

Funding Notes

This project is awarded with a 4 year Halpin Rice Blast PhD studentship. Tuition fees are covered, and a stipend will be provided for each year of the studentship (2019/0 rate will be £21,000.00). Research training support funding is available.

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully

FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2020
All rights reserved.