About the Project
One of the emerging issues is our incomplete understanding of leaf development. We need a deeper knowledge of leaf cellular architecture, how it develops, how it impacts on photosynthetic performance, and tools to modify structure.
As a result of previous work in the area (Van Campen et al (2016) Plant Physiol. 170, 1655-1674; Lehmeier et al, (2017) Plant J. 92, 981-994; Lundgren et al (2019) Nature Comms 10, article 2825) we have a number of projects available for academically outstanding, self-funded PhD students.
Can we modify the trajectory of cellular differentiation in early rice leaf development? How does this influence photosynthesis? The successful candidate(s) will gain training in microscopy, plant anatomy, plant biochemistry & physiology, and plant developmental biology.
Sheffield provides excellent infrastructure for the project (ranked in top 5 UK for Biological Sciences in REF2014). You will join an integrated group working on various aspects of leaf structure/function in a range of plant species. Look at our webpages for further information. http://fleminglab.group.shef.ac.uk/
Candidates will be invited for interview on a rolling basis until the position(s) are filled.
The applicant should have, or expect to gain at least an upper second class degree, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a relevant subject
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