The studentship is funded under the James Hutton Institute/University Joint PhD programme for a 4 year study period., in this case with the University of Dundee. Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent).Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Jan/Feb 2019. A more detailed plan of the studentship is available to candidates upon application. Funding is available for European applications, but Worldwide applicants who possess suitable self-funding are also invited to apply.
1. Isabelle Colas*, Benoit Darrier*, Mikel Arrieta, Sybille Mittmann, Luke Ramsay, Pierre Sourdille and Robbie Waugh. Observation of extensive chromosome axis remodelling during the ‘diffuse-phase’ of meiosis in large genome cereals. (2017) Front Plant Sci. 13;8:1235.
2. Isabelle Colas, Malcolm Macaulay, James D. Higgins, Dylan Phillips, Abdellah Barakate, Markus Posch, Sue J. Armstrong, F. Chris H. Franklin, Claire Halpin, Robbie Waugh, and Luke Ramsay. A spontaneous mutation in MutL-Homolog 3 (HvMLH3) affects synapsis progression and crossover resolution in the barley desynaptic mutant des10. (2016) New Phytol. 212(3):693-707.
3. Katie Baker, Taniya Dhillon, Isabelle Colas, Nicola Cook, Iain Milne, Linda Cardle, Micha Bayer, and Andrew J. Flavell. Chromatin state analysis of the barley epigenome reveals an ultrastructure defined by H3K27me1 and H3K27me3 abundance. (2015) The Plant Journal 84:111-124.
4. Emma Greer, Azahara Martinez-Ramirez, Ali Pendle, Isabelle Colas, Alex Jones, Graham Moore and Peter Shaw. The Ph1 Locus Suppresses Cdk2-Type Activity during Premeiosis and Meiosis in Wheat. The Plant Cell. 2012 Jan; 24(1): 152–162.
5. Isabelle Colas, Peter Shaw, Pilar Prieto, Michael Wanous, Wolfgang Spielmeyer, Rohit Mago and Graham Moore. Effective chromosome pairing requires chromatin remodelling at the onset of meiosis. PNAS 2008 105(16): 6075–6080.