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Ph.D. Studentship

Malcolm Campbell malcolm.campbell at plant-sciences.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Oct 28 08:35:32 EST 2000

Dear Colleague,

Applications are invited for promising students interested in pursuing a
Ph.D. here in my lab at Oxford.  Therefore, please could you bring the
following announcement to the attention of any students that might be
interested. Your assistance is most appreciated.

All the very best,


Ph.D. Studentship

Applications are invited for a BBSRC Ph.D. Studentship, awarded by the
Engineering and Biological Systems Committee, to carry out a project in the
laboratory of Dr. Malcolm Campbell at the University of Oxford.  The project
is entitled "Engineered lignin biosynthesis".  The project will test
hypotheses related to the competency of specific cells to accumulate lignin,
a complex polymer involved in rigidifying and waterproofing the cell walls
of specialised plant cells.  The project will involve the analysis of plant
mutants,  the development and analysis of genetically engineered plants, and
biochemical-genetics experiments using bacteria and yeast.  Thus, the
project will allow the student to acquire and enhance skills in the areas of
molecular, developmental and cell biology, as well as in genetics and

The Ph.D. Studentship recipient will be member Dr. Campbell's small (11
people), dynamic and friendly laboratory group.  All of the techniques
necessary for the completion of the project are already part of the lab
"suite" of techniques.  The current lab infrastructure, including extensive
IT equipment and support, is such that all students are rapidly exposed to,
and receive support for the acquisition of, many research skills.

The Studentship recipient will be registered in the Department of Plant
Sciences at the University of Oxford.  The Department has an exciting and
supportive training programme in place for all graduate students.  Beyond
this, the University of Oxford provides an excellent, intellectually
stimulating, and socially dynamic environment in which to conduct
post-graduate work.  For more information about the Department of Plant
Sciences, please see: http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/top.htm
For more information about The University of Oxford, please see:

Applications are welcome from candidates who will have been granted a B.Sc.
degree by the end of this academic year (i.e. before Oct. 2001) in the areas
of Biology, Plant Sciences / Botany, Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular
Biology.  Students interested in applying for this Studentship should
contact Dr. Campbell directly:

Malcolm M. Campbell
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3RB

malcolm.campbell at plants.ox.ac.uk
phone: 44.1865.275135 (office)
phone: 44.1865.275139 (lab)
FAX:  44.1865.275074


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