Author Topic: Halpin Studentship Programme at University of Exeter – School of Biosciences  (Read 1051 times)


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Rice blast disease is a major constraint on world rice production and there is an urgent need for more effective and durable control strategies, particularly in the rice-growing nations most affected. Research at Exeter is focused on developing an understanding of the biology of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, utilizing functional genomics and cell biology.

The Halpin Studentship Programme provides generous funding for scientists to carry out a PhD in molecular plant pathology in the laboratory of Professor Nicholas J. Talbot. The four-year studentship has a generous stipend, travel allowance, consumables budget and a home-integration award on completion.

Application criteria:
Applicants require a first degree in Molecular Biology, Plant/Microbial Sciences or Genetics and a strong interest in plant disease research. Applicants from the rice-growing regions of the world are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
To apply, visit application - University of Exeter and complete the online web form. You will be asked to submit some personal details and upload a full CV, covering letter, IELTS/TEEFL scores and contact details for two academic referees. Your covering letter should outline your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake this project.

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2010

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