The Sainsbury Laboratory is a world-leading research institute working on the science of plant-microbe interactions. The Laboratory has developed an enviable reputation for the quality of its fundamental scientific research but is also committed to delivering science solutions that reduce crop losses to important diseases.
The Sainsbury Laboratory favours daring, long-term research and has state-of-the- art technologies and support services to enable cutting-edge science. The Laboratory provides an outstanding training environment that prepares postgraduate students, postdoctoral scientists and early career project leaders to excel in their careers. Many scientists who have passed through the Laboratory have continued their careers in prestigious laboratories and institutes around the world.
The Laboratory’s main goals are to:
• Make fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions.
• Build on fundamental scientific research and deliver science solutions that reduce crop losses to important diseases.
• Provide an outstanding training environment that prepares scientists who pass through the Laboratory to excel in their careers.
• Develop and deploy cutting edge technologies to combat plant diseases and accelerate breeding.
Applications invited from students who wish to self-fund or who are applying for scholarships to fund their postgraduate research degree.
We welcome applications from students who have or hope to gain scholarships or wish to self-fund their studies. The first step is to identify a research area and if possible a potential supervisor by visiting the The Sainsbury Laboratory website. The second step is to complete an application form and propose the area of research you are interested in.