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MSA Studentships postings
By SuperUser Account on 5/10/2015 4:31 PM
Come study fungi in beautiful Nova Scotia!: Graduate Student Position in Coastal Mycology I am currently accepting applications for an MSc student to study coastal fungi of the Bay of Fundy beginning in September 2015. Current funded research projects in my lab include studies of endophytes of intertidal and coastal plants, marine fungi and hydrocarbon degradation, DNA barcoding of Acadia’s E.C. Smith Herbarium fungal collections and the role of fungi in coastal wetland restoration. Applicants for the current opportunity must hold a BSc in an appropriate biological science (e.g., biology, botany, microbiology, plant pathology, marine biology), a GPA of 3.67 in the final 2 years of undergraduate study, and strong spoken and written English language skills. As well, they must meet requirements for admissions as a graduate student to Acadia University. Preference will be given to candidates with field and/or laboratory experience in mycology, including cultivation and characterization of fungi. The current opportunity...
By SuperUser Account on 1/9/2015 11:53 AM
PhD Position in Fungal Metagenomics Graduate student position beginning fall 2015 available at the University of Minnesota to investigate the ecology and bioactivity of nematode parasitic fungi. The Bushley lab in the Department of Plant Biology (http://www.cbs.umn.edu/plantbio/faculty/kathrynbushley) is a diverse, interdisciplinary, and stimulating research environment that values ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity. The project will be co-advised by Dr. Senyu Chen, a nematologist in the Department of Plant Pathology at UM (http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu/People/Faculty/SenyuChen/MissionsResearchActivities/index.htmi.umn.edu/). The University of Minnesota is home to a vibrant academic community with strong expertise in mycology, genetics, host-microbe interactions, and natural products chemistry. The university recently hired...
By SuperUser Account on 12/24/2014 10:43 AM
PhD-student in systematic biology at the Department of Organismal Biology Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million. Project description: The PhD position is part of an externally founded project to investigate the environmental factors that control the production of edible mushrooms in western Africa. Mushrooms are an important part of the diet for many people in West Africa and selling mushrooms give an opportunity of monetary income. Many edible mushrooms are ectomycorrhizal, i.e. form a symbiotic relation with trees, and there are calculations indicating that the potential value of mushroom production is higher than the value of timber production in many forests. The project will...
By SuperUser Account on 12/15/2014 3:28 AM
PhD position in plant/microbe ecology/evolution lab: We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2015. The student would develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits relate to community structure and function of decomposing fungi using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in the Central and Eastern USA and Eastern Australia as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe. The student would join an interactive lab group (http://www.phylodiversity.net/azanne/) that broadly focuses on plant and microbe structure and function (anatomy and physiological ecology), community ecology, and evolutionary ecology, both in the temperate and tropical areas....
By SuperUser Account on 11/24/2014 11:14 AM
Graduate Student Position in Mycology I am currently accepting applications for a MSc student to study ascomycete systematics beginning in September, 2015. Candidates should have a BSc in an appropriate biological science (e.g., biology, botany, microbiology, or plant pathology), field and/or laboratory experience in mycology, an appropriate cumulative GPA and/or TOFEL score, and strong spoken and written English language skills. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the cultivation and characterization of fungi, training in phylogenetic analysis, and a strong interest in systematics and revisionary taxonomy. Descriptions of the Master of Science Environmental and Life Sciences at BU can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca/mels/ and http://www.brandonu.ca/calendar/. For additional information regarding this position, please contact me at untereiner@brandonu.ca and place the words...
By SuperUser Account on 10/13/2014 10:50 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 2015. We are seeking students to study basic and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions within the context of agricultural systems, including fungal plant pathogens. 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 of our 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 watermelons to sugarcane and avocados. Florida is also second in the nation in the production of greenhouse and nursery crops. Because Florida is the US epicenter for citrus greening (Huanglongbing,...
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.