A 4-year BBSRC DTP MSc/PhD studentship is available in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The research project is titled “Quantitative Characterization of Root Tip Regeneration Through Light Sheet Microscopy”, and it is a multi-disciplinary exploration combining root biology and advanced experimental optics. In summary, this project will study the dynamics of cellular interactions during root regeneration in the plant model system Arabidopsis thaliana, both in optimal and sub-optimal environmental conditions. The general approach will be a combination of available molecular and genetic tools, innovative live imaging techniques and computational modelling.
The principal supervisor is Dr. Giovanni Sena (Life Sciences), and co-supervisors are Dr. Chris Dunsby (Physics) and Dr. Colin Turnbull (Life Sciences).
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The studentships will be offered on a 1+3 year basis (1 year for a M.Res. in Photonics followed by 3 years of Ph.D. research in the Laboratory of Plant Morphogenesis). The Masters Course will commence in October 2013 followed by the commencement of the PhD in October 2014.
The student can have a biological or physical first degree. Please visit the Lab’s relevant page for further notes on expected skills: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/plantmorphogenesis/positions
For preliminary enquiries please e-mail to [log in to unmask] a CV with contact details of two academic referees together with a one-page statement of your research interests and motivations. It is essential that in your CV you give the grades of all degrees and state your nationality (to check for eligibility).
Further details on eligibility can be found at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/bbsrcdoctoraltrainingpartnership/eligibility.
In summary, UK students are eligible for full fees and a student bursary to cover living. Some EU students may be eligible for both fees and bursary but most can only get the fees paid.
Unfortunately, non-EU students are not eligible.