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The Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship

A Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch prize studentship is now available at the University of Cambridge, beginning in October 2014, and is available to UK and EU citizens. The Department of Plant Sciences, in conjunction with Downing College, is offering a range of projects in the field of Phycology.

The studentship is typically tenable for up to three years and includes all College and University fees, a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance at standard Research Council levels, of up to £13,726. The award is conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing College for the duration of the studentship and being registered for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Candidates are encouraged to review the projects below and contact potential supervisors directly for further details.

To apply please send a C.V., transcripts and a cover letter indicating the project that you are interested in to our Graduate Administrator Megan Cooper at mc661@cam.ac.uk by the 12th May 2014.

Two academic references should be sent directly from the candidate's referees to same email address by the 16th May 2014.

Title
Evolving cellular diversity across the water/land interface
Greening the Planet: Dessication-Resistance and Pre-Adaptation to Land in the Algal Precursors to Land Plants
Invesigating the role of algal-bacterial symbiosis for atmospheric sulphur (dimethyl sulphide) production
Mobilizing terrestrial primary production into aquatic food webs
The evolution of branching forms in the colonization of land
Understanding wall mechanics and morphogenesis in brown algae