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 St-Andrews.ac.uk
Tel 01334 463375
Fax 01334 463366
email for further information
Closing date 1st May 1995.