Plant Science

4.2
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  • I have discovered an extraordinary life at Glasgow University. The accomodation were an incredible start and from that point forward I have had a stunning time.
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  • Great amazing course ever.
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  • Teaching is good and courses were short, it was a good experience overall. I enjoyed the course.
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In Glasgow

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Description

  • Typology

    PhD

  • Location

    Glasgow (Scotland)

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Plant Science at Glasgow is focused on fostering education and training in research to develop sustainable agriculture in an era of global climate change. Our research is centred on exploring how plants respond to their environment to regulate nutrition, water homeostasis, metabolism and various aspects of plant development. Our goal is to apply the knowledge gained from our research to address key issues affecting food security, crop science and technology. Plant Science at Glasgow adopts a multi-disciplinary approach within the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) that covers topics such as plant-environment interactions, cell signalling, cell and membrane biology, protein structure and function, gene regulation, synthetic biology, systems biology and translational biology.

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Glasgow
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University Avenue, G12 8QQ

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Opinions

4.2
fantastic
  • I have discovered an extraordinary life at Glasgow University. The accomodation were an incredible start and from that point forward I have had a stunning time.
    |
  • Great amazing course ever.
    |
  • Teaching is good and courses were short, it was a good experience overall. I enjoyed the course.
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4.4
fantastic

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Centre rating

Jen

3.5
26/05/2019
About the course: I have discovered an extraordinary life at Glasgow University. The accomodation were an incredible start and from that point forward I have had a stunning time.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Briony

5.0
23/05/2019
About the course: Great amazing course ever.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Leo

4.0
22/05/2019
About the course: Teaching is good and courses were short, it was a good experience overall. I enjoyed the course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • IT
  • Biology
  • Plant Science
  • systems
  • Nutrition
  • IT Development

Course programme

PhD programmes in Plant Science last 3-4 years with research topics being allied to ongoing research within the Institute. Projects are typically related to basic science and integrate with our existing research themes, while other projects are focused on translational aspects of our research. A variety of multi-disciplinary research approaches are applied within this research programme, including biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, biophysics, structural biology, systems biology, polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), bioinformatics and synthetic biology, as well as cellular imaging of biological functions. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Control of gene expression
  • Epigenetics and crop improvement
  • Temperature sensing
  • Plant mineral nutrition
  • Protein structure and function
  • Responses to salinity and drought
  • Light regulation of plant growth and development
  • UV-B perception and signalling
  • Nuclear organisation and function
  • Stomatal function and water use efficiency
  • Ion channel function and membrane transport
  • Plant-virus interactions and pest resistance
  • Protein engineering and application
  • Synthetic manipulation of plant responses

Additional information

All Postgraduate Research Students are allocated a supervisor who will act as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

  • Search our staff research profiles

Plant Science

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