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MSA Studentships postings
By SuperUser Account on 7/25/2014 5:31 AM
At University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology (link below) Graduate Student Position-Figueroa Schilling
By SuperUser Account on 7/1/2014 5:07 AM
Re-domesticating an ancient domesticated fungus A 4-year PhD position is available in my lab at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. This NWO funded project will study adaptations of the Termitomyces fungi cultivated by fungus-growing termites to a symbiotic lifestyle. The work will use in vitro microbial techniques to study life-history traits (mycelial growth and asexual spore production and details of enzyme production) of Termitomyces strains, followed by genetic analyses. We have a collection of more than 100 Termitomyces strains, associated with the three most common genera of fungus-growing termites and recently the genome of one strain has been sequenced. The primary goal of this project is to gain fundamental insight in functional aspects of coevolution and mutualistic symbiosis. Ultimately, this knowledge may be used for the artifical cultivation of the highly valued mushrooms formed by Termitomyces. Attempts to cultivate this fungus have been unsuccessful, because essential knowledge of the...
By SuperUser Account on 1/9/2014 11:29 AM
The Kelman Scholars Program offers both a summer research internship and research internships during the academic year to undergraduate students interested in the biological sciences. The complex interactions of microbes and hosts make Plant Pathology a stimulating and versatile biological discipline. Research projects for Kelman Scholars range from genomics and biotechnology to applications of the latest technologies to investigate disease ecology and management. Application Deadline: Feb 15 2014.
By SuperUser Account on 1/9/2014 11:24 AM
Opportunities for undergraduate summer research internships at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Deadine to apply, Feb 15 2014): Plant Pathology Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)
By SuperUser Account on 1/9/2014 11:08 AM
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including; Entomology, Food Science, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology. The latter category includes lots of opportunities for working with fungi as plant pathogens. Applications will be accepted until Feb 14 2014.
By SuperUser Account on 11/12/2013 5:18 AM
Ph.D. Student Positions in Plant Pathology at University of Florida The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida (UF) is currently recruiting motivated Ph.D. students for Fall 2014. We are seeking students to study basic and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions within the context of agricultural systems. UF Plant Pathology offers a dynamic research environment that includes 37 faculty advisors and a vibrant, diverse graduate student population. The Department is headquartered at the main campus in Gainesville, Florida but many faculty are distributed across the state at nine different Research and Education Centers. Due to Florida’s diverse climate, research in our department addresses a variety of plant pathogenic microbes on crops ranging from tomatoes and citrus to sugarcane and avocados. The wide array of crop-pathogen interactions in Florida provides unique opportunities for students in terms of research, extension, and hands-on education. We anticipate at least two Ph.D. fellowships for 2014. Graduate student applications are due 1 January 2014 and accepted students will begin the Ph.D. program in August 2014. Graduate student fellowships include a competitive stipend and health care coverage. We are seeking students with:...
By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2013 11:20 AM
Missing friends: Has a lack of mycorrhizal fungi limited Eucalyptus invasion in New Zealand? PhD Studentship The Bio-Protection Research Centre Lincoln University, New Zealand for more information, please see the advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 8/7/2013 8:22 AM
Graduate Student Opportunities in Fungal Ecology The Hynson lab at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Department of Botany is currently recruiting highly motivated, enthusiastic, and well qualified graduate students for Fall 2014 enrollment. We study fungal ecology with an emphasis on plant-fungal interactions such as the mycorrhizal symbiosis. The goal of our research is to increase our current understandings of the mycorrhizal symbiosis in relation to plant and fungal community dynamics and ecosystem function. We accomplish this through field and laboratory experiments that utilize cutting-edge techniques in molecular ecology and ecophysiology. We are seeking graduate student applicants at the MS and PhD levels with strong backgrounds in ecology and/or fungal biology. For more information on the Hynson Lab and how to apply see: or contact Nicole Hynson at
By SuperUser Account on 3/4/2013 6:43 AM
The Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students worldwide. If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student, and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. Fifty places are available. The Scheme aims to provide research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor. Successful candidates will receive funding for fees and a stipend of £20k per annum for up to 3.5 years. Scholars will have access to a programme of career development and cohort activities delivered by a combination of their host department and the Graduate School. Support will be available to allow a high degree of interaction with other researchers (at other HEIs in the UK and abroad) and research users. Posted by Dr. Martin...