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WR DTP project: Future-proofing our food: Priming plants to tolerate climate change


Department of Biology

About the Project

"Future-proofing our crops to tolerate the effects of climate change will require new sustainable solutions to improve their resilience to abiotic stresses such as drought and higher temperatures. Priming, by exposure to eliciting factors, enables plants to respond more effectively to stress, and the tolerance this induces can reportedly persist for several generations.
This project will use the latest high-throughput sequencing and analysis techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning priming against abiotic stresses such as drought and heat in both monocot (wheat) and dicot (brassica) crops, providing potential routes to sustainable crop production in the face of climate change.

The project would suit a student with interests in sustainable agriculture, fundamental plant science, epigenetics, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

The White Rose DTP in Mechanistic Biology is committed to recruiting extraordinary future scientists regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or career pathway to date. We understand that commitment and excellence can be shown in many ways and have built our recruitment process to reflect this. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in science, who have curiosity, creativity and a drive to learn new skills.

Funding Notes

This project is part of the BBSRC White Rose Doctoral Training Programme in Mechanistic Biology. Appointed candidates will be fully-funded for 4 years. The funding includes:

Tax-free annual UKRI stipend (£15,285 for 2020/21)
UK tuition fees (£4,473 for 2021/22)
Research support and training charges (RSTC)

International candidates (including EU) will be considered however they will need to have adequate funds to meet the difference in tuition fees. International tuition fees for 2021 entry is £22,250.

Not all projects will be funded; a limited number of candidates will be appointed via a competitive process.

References

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students with, or expecting to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply. The interdisciplinary nature of this programme means that we welcome applications from students with backgrounds in any biological, chemical, and/or physical science, or students with mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills in addressing biological questions. If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your country. Please check our website: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/international/english/

START DATE: 1st October 2021

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