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Understanding hypoxia tolerance mechanisms for rice improvement

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Project Description

We have an exciting new opportunity to help develop novel rice varieties to feed the world. Rice is the staple food for half of the world’s population, however there is a pressing need to develop rice varieties with improved germination and seedling establishment under anaerobic conditions. This PhD project aims to develop and conduct detailed phenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analyses to generate novel insight and identify new candidate genes that confer tolerance to anaerobic germination. In collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (Philippines), this information will be used to generate new resilient rice varieties via breeding and genome editing.

To apply, please send a CV (maximum two sides of A4) and cover letter (maximum one side of A4) to the primary supervisor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please direct informal enquiries to the lead supervisor and copy all correspondence to .

Interviews will be held via Skype in mid-late June 2019; details of interview criteria will be provided to candidates after shortlisting is completed.

Successful applicants will subsequently need to meet the requirements for postgraduate research study at the University of Nottingham.

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