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Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship

The Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship in the field of Phycology is available to UK citizens. The Department of Plant Sciences, in conjunction with Downing College, is offering a range of projects in the field of phycology. Candidates are encouraged to review the projects on the Department's website and to contact potential supervisors directly for further details.

The studentship is typically tenable for up to three years and includes the University Composition Fee, a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance at the standard UK Research Council Doctoral stipend levels (£15,285 2020/21 rate). 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.

Applicants seeking to join the Ralph Lewin-F E Fritsch Prize programme in 2021 should apply to the Department of Plant Sciences in the first instance, in advance of the University’s Funding Deadline (7th January 2021). The Department will assess and select eligible applicants for each programme and submit for consideration, if an initial Departmental evaluation and interview are successful. Application procedures can be found here. Applicants need to select Downing College as their first choice College when making an application.

We are also happy to devise a project with you if you have suitable research interests that we share in phycology. Please contact a prospective supervisor to develop a project proposal before applying.

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Brockington Group: Defining the evolutionary mechanisms underlying a novel eukaryotic gene cluster Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Brockington Group: Understanding the rules of convergent evolution Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Brockington Group: Why do plants accumulate animal-type neurotransmitters? Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Coomes Group: *Priority CASE Project* Restoring Scotland’s Native Woodlands: understanding benefits and constraints using the Cairngorms Connect landscape restoration project Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Coomes Group: A hard nut to crack: the evolution, ecology and conservation of tropical oaks Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Coomes Group: Will forests be effective nature-based solutions as the world’s climate changes? Oct 01, 2020 02:40 PM
Cunniffe Group: Scaling control of disease at local scales to strategies for regional control Oct 27, 2020 08:37 AM
Cunniffe Group: Tainted Love? Modelling the epidemiology, ecology and evolutionary consequences of pollinator-transmitted plant disease Oct 01, 2020 02:41 PM
Eves-van den Akker Group: Losing diapause: is the loss of diapause and rapid population build-up of Potato Cyst Nematodes in Africa prophetic for a warmer UK? Oct 01, 2020 02:32 PM
Eves-van den Akker Group: The plant immunity - and development-altering ‘effector toolbox’ of parasitic nematodes Oct 01, 2020 04:03 PM
Eves-van den Akker Group: The contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the evolution of plant-parasitism by nematodes Oct 01, 2020 03:25 PM
Glover Group: Development of the light-focusing prism cells of California poppy Nov 04, 2020 08:39 AM
Glover Group: Iridescence in flowers – how and why? Oct 01, 2020 02:41 PM
Harris Group: Epigenome engineering: priming chromatin for pathogen resistance Oct 30, 2020 11:27 AM
Harris Group: Readers of the ‘histone code’: the missing link in triggering gene activity Oct 30, 2020 11:27 AM
Henderson Group: Mapping and remodeling the recombination landscape in Chlamydomonas Oct 30, 2020 12:55 PM
Henderson Group: Understanding interactions between genetic diversity and recombination in plant genomes Oct 01, 2020 02:41 PM
Henderson Group: Unlocking recombination in plant genomes via epigenetic modification Oct 01, 2020 02:41 PM
Pellegrini Group: Ecosystem and biogeochemical reassembly after fire on peatlands Oct 27, 2020 08:17 AM
Pellegrini Group: Nutrient limitation of tropical savanna-forest biomes Oct 27, 2020 08:17 AM
Pellegrini Group: The resilience of plant biodiversity to changing fire regimes Oct 27, 2020 08:18 AM
Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) Schornack Group: Transcription factor coordination of liverwort responses to oomycete infections Oct 01, 2020 02:43 PM
Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) Schornack Group: Contrasting functionality of a glycerol phosphate acyl transferase in roots and shoots (Rotation project) Oct 01, 2020 02:43 PM
Tanentzap Group: *Priority CASE Project* Sensing natural climate solutions: is forest management leaking carbon into receiving waters? Oct 27, 2020 11:28 AM
Tanentzap Group: Exploring the role of fungi in mediating crop-weed interactions Oct 01, 2020 02:24 PM
Tanentzap Group: Invisible world: the biogeography of molecular and microbial diversity in European lakes Oct 01, 2020 02:24 PM
Tanentzap Group: Thawing Arctic: productivity and sources of carbon cycling in small lakes Oct 01, 2020 02:24 PM
Webb Group: Dynamic plasticity of the circadian clock Oct 01, 2020 02:43 PM
Webb Group: Entrainment of the Circadian Oscillator by Sugars by bZIP transcription Factors Oct 01, 2020 02:43 PM
Webb Group: Mathematical Modelling of the Regulation of Circadian Period Oct 01, 2020 02:43 PM

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