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Scottish Food Security Alliance announce PhD opportunities

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The recently launched Scottish Food Security Alliance - Crops have announced 15 PhD opportunitites.

The recently formed Scottish Food Security Alliance - Crops between the James Hutton Institute and the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee are now advertising the following PhD projects for 2014/15.

List of PhD projects

  • Exploiting Root-Microbiota Interactions for Sustainable Barley Production
  • Understanding the Genetic and Physiological Control of Rhizosheath Mass in Rice and Barley
  • Does the Casparian Strip Influence Plant Root Biomechanics?
  • Indicators of Crop Food Security from the Plant to Farm Scale: Return from Investment Concept
  • The Environmental Consequences of Delivering Food Security
  • Traits and Rhizosphere Processes: Advancing Understanding for Low Input mixture Systems (TARPAULINS)
  • Understanding the Efficacy of Biological Nitrification Inhibition
  • An Agent-Based Modelling Approach Exploring Global Land Use Scenarios for Sustainable Intensification (ABM-GLUSSI)
  • Identification of Candidates for Major Resistance Gene Rrs13 Against Rhynchosporium in Barley
  • Modelling Cis-Regulatory Modules to Identify Novel Components of Low Temperature Stress Response Pathways in Potato
  • Nematode Regulation of Nutrient Availability
  • Managing Soils to Promote Plant Defence Against Pests
  • Viability of Novel Protein Resources
  • Understanding and Utilising Mechanisms Controlling the Transition to Flowering in Red Raspberry
  • A Novel High Throughput Phenotyping Approach to Detect Plant Stress in Soft Fruit Using Infrared Thermography (IRT)

Full details about the projects offered can be viewed on the PhD page of the Scottish Food Security Alliance - Crops website and Closing date for applications is 24 January 2014.

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.