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Doctoral student in plant pathology

Doctoral student in plant pathology

Lund University, Sweden

 

ScanOats is a newly established industrial research centre in collaboration between the academy and the industry. We conduct basic and applied research on oats and oat-based products. Oat is an important crop both for the Swedish agriculture and for the food chain. ScanOats is unique in the sense that we cover the entire chain from basic research, genome sequencing, cultivar development, field testing, mild processing and fractionation, and clinical health trials.

Subject description
The aim of the project is to characterise molecular mechanism behind Fusarium tolerance in oat.

Work duties
Among the tasks are included oat cultivation in the green house and in the field, Fusarium spore production, Q-PCR, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, gene mapping, marker development.

The research will mainly be conducted within the research program Scanoats, which is a an industrial research center funded by the Swedish foundation for Strategic research, SSF. The aim of the projct is to understand molecular interactions between various Fusarium pathogens and their host Avena sativa (oat). Th applied part of the project is to develop Fusarium tolerant oat. Fusarium is a major pathogen in Swedish agriculture.

The work will be conducted at the Division of Biotechnology at Kemicentrum, Lund University, in collaboration with three companies and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and with researchers within the other subprojects of Scanoats.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
Lund University, SE
Deadline: 
08/07/2018

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