Centre for Doctoral Training PhDs in Plant Sciences

Centre for Doctoral Training PhDs in Plant Sciences

Centre for Doctoral Training PhDs in Plant Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences has a world-leading reputation for pure and applied research across the biological sciences, with a broad cross-cutting theme of understanding the fundamental biological consequences of global environmental change. Our research and education in plant and soil science, promoting the control of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable food production, has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest honour for UK further and higher education.

The Anthony and Margaret Johnston Centre for Doctoral Training in Plant Sciences, enabled by a generous legacy gift, will support successive cohorts of doctoral students to undertake training and research related to our core themes of Biodiversity and Evolution, Interactions and Global Change.

The CDT will support a tailored training programme in plant science research techniques in addition to generic skills training available to all PhD students. All our research staff and students benefit from our state-of-the-art laboratory, analytical and research facilities, including major recent investment in greenhouse facilities, the multi-omics Centre for Genome Enabled Biology and Medicine, and a high-performance computing cluster.

Current Projects

Supervisors Dr Mohamed AbdallaProf Astley Hastings

PLANT SCIENCE CDT: Simulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scottish Agriculture for Effective Climate Action.

Closing 30th June