PhD Position (CASE)
Achieving pest control by exploiting plant/insect interactions
The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Zeneca
A PhD position may be available in the school to study the relationship
between aphids and the phloem sap they feed on. Particular emphasis will be
placed on the proteins found in the phloem. A variety of approaches will be
used ranging from the physiological to the molecular. Work will be undertaken
in well equipped entomological and plant physiology laboratories. The project
will provide information relevant to the use of biotechnological approaches to
the control of sap sucking pests.
The project will be jointly supervised by Dr. Jeremy Pritchard and Professor
Jeff Bale, There will be also opportunities to work on site with Zeneca.
Candidates with a relevant degree in biological sciences should send a CV and
letter of application by Friday 9th July to
q Dr Jeremy Pritchard, School of Biological Sciences, University of
Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT,
q Tel: 0121 414 5570,
q email J.pritchard at bham.ac.uk.