PhD studentship

Alyson Tobin at6 at
Wed Apr 19 11:01:13 EST 1995

2 postgraduate (PhD) studentships are available for 3 years from 1st October 
1995 at the University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland.

1. BBSRC studentship: eligibility- U.K. students with a 1st or upper 2nd 
class hons degree in a Biological subject which includes some courses in 
Plant Sciences. Students will receive a standard research council 
maintenance grant and UK fees.

2. St Andrews University studentship: eligibility- any nationality but 
non-UK nationals will have to pay the difference between UK and overseas 
fees, which will amount to approximately 5,600 pounds sterling per year. 
A maintenenace grant will be provided (approximately 4,900 pounds per 
year). A first or upper 2nd class honours degree (or equivalent) is 
required, as in 1.

Research subjects: 3 broad projects are available:

1. Development and function of plant mitochondria
2. Localisation of nitrogen assimilating enzymes in higher plants
3. Effects of ultraviolet B irradiation on plant development

Techniques: Immunolocalisation (electron microscopy, image analysis), in 
situ hybridisation, enzyme assay, gel electrophoresis and western 
blotting, growth analysis, organelle and protoplast isolation.

Applications, including a CV, names of 2 referees, and choice of project to:

  Dr Alyson K. Tobin, Plant Science Laboratory, Sir Harold Mitchell 
Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
email at6 at
Tel 01334 463375
Fax 01334 463366
email for further information

Closing date 1st May 1995.

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