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PhD studentships

MSc Students

I am keen to engage with MSc students looking for thesis projects. Previous MSc students have carried out a range of projects including the evolution and development of petals in Lewisia, co-evolution of stomatal and cuticle transcriptional regulators, and the dynamics of cuticle formation in early land plants. I have a number of systematics-style projects that would be of interest to students from the MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh as well as students attending the MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy at the Natural History Museum London.  If you are interested in these opportunities please contact me. 

PhD Students

I especially welcome enquires from students seeking to do a PhD at the Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge. There is a range of funding possibilities for UK students (BBSRC and NERC Doctoral Training Programs; AJ Keith Studentship; Lewin Fritsch Studentship) and International students (Gates Cambridge ScholarshipsCambridge Trust Scholarships; Cambridge Home and European Scholarships). I have a range of projects available - please contact me for more details and funding enquiries.


Please contact for informal discussions and further details.  For details on how to apply or for administrative questions see the Postgraduate training section.

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Evolving cellular diversity across the water/land interface Sep 23, 2014 08:58 AM
Greening the Planet: Desiccation-Resistance and Pre-Adaptation to Land in the Algal Precursors to Land Plants Feb 02, 2016 10:01 AM