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Live Plants Imaging: investigating signalling and response mechanisms


Department of Chemistry

About the Project

To achieve food security, we can improve the efficiency of food production while reducing the use and cost of pesticides. To tackle both challenges, efficiency and cost, we propose to select crop varieties that are more resilient against pests and diseases. However, selection and/or engineering of enhanced crop varieties, is impossible unless we have a detailed understanding of the plant’s communication and defence mechanisms, which is not yet achieved.

We will address this gap of knowledge by investigating, at the cellular level, the in vivo “live” responses of plants, such as wheat, while facing a pathogen or insect attack. In particular, we are using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a non-invasive laser-based imaging technique that allows us to -see- through the leaves, to track minute morphological changes of the cell structures.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project. The applicant should have or expect to gain at least an upper second class degree, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a relevant subject.

If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

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