Primary Supervisor: Prof Enrico Coen - email@example.com
Secondary Supervisor: Lars Ostergaard (JIC)
Cell polarity is fundamental for growth and division in plants. The BASL protein is localised to one end of stomatal precursors and plays a critical role in asymmetric division and stomatal spacing. We have shown that ectopic expression of BASL reveals coordinated cell polarity throughout the growing Arabidopsis leaf. However, the mechanisms by which cell polarity is established and influences growth are still unclear. The aim of this project is to use a combination of live imaging, protein localisation, tissue culture and cell biology techniques to probe mechanisms underlying polarity and growth.
The Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP) is open to the UK and international candidates for entry in October 2022 and offers postgraduates the opportunity to undertake a 4-year PhD research project whilst enhancing professional development and research skills through a comprehensive training programme. You will join a vibrant community of world-leading researchers.
All NRPDTP students undertake a three-month professional internship placement (PIPS) during their study. The placement offers exciting and invaluable work experience designed to enhance professional development. Full support and advice will be provided by our Professional Internship team. Students with, or expecting to attain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply.
This project has been shortlisted for funding by the NRPDTP programme. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday 25th January, Wednesday 26th January and Thursday 27th January 2022.
You can visit the Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership pages for further information on eligibility and the application process.
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