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As part of the Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarships, there are 4 projects advertised with my direct involvement as supervisor. Deadline for application, 10th February 2020.

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PhD position as  primary supervisor:

Priming of Defence in an Elevated CO2 World

The goal of this project is to study how oak immunity will be altered under eCO2.
Hypothesis: eCO2 acts as a stress stimulus that can alter the expression of defence mechanisms.

For this project, we will use the unique BIFoR FACE facilities.


PhD positions as co-supervisor:

In collaboration with biologist Marco Catoni: The impact of somatic DNA variation on tree adaptation and evolution

In collaboration with engineer Bruño Fraga: Fusion Forest : securing disease resilience through pattern variability

In collaboration with chemist Pola Oppenheimer: Identification of filamentous pathogens in leaves using Raman spectroscopy


In addition, as part of the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (deadline for application 12th January 2020) and in collaboration with Paco Fernandez’Trillo: Nucleic acid delivery to plants. Towards improved protection and development of crops.


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