Crop abiotic stress modulators


3 Year Industry-led Funded Phd: Ref. No. CGE 41

Abiotic stress accounts for >50% of global crop yield losses. New solutions are therefore urgently required to reduce the environmental impact of abiotic stresses on crop productivity. This project will adopt a multidisciplinary approach combining plant-physiology-molecular biology and synthetic chemistry to investigate the efficacy and mode of action of novel compounds generated by Redag Crop Protection as candidate crop protection products that are effective against abiotic stresses. The ability of compounds to protect crops against the impacts of key abiotic stresses and their mode of action will be examined in planta in controlled environment and glasshouse studies, and in small-scale field trials.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a first-class or 2.1 (Hons) degree, or Masters degree (or equivalent) in a plant biology, biochemistry or an associated subject.

Industry Partner

The PhD Project will be based at Lancaster University and supervised jointly by Redag Crop Protection. Redag Crop Protection is a company dedicated to the discovery of novel agrochemicals to alleviate biotic and abiotic stress in crops globally and have teams of synthetic chemists producing novel and patent protected compounds.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will

  • Receive £15,000 tax free per year
  • Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,195/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year). See published rates by year of entry
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

Application details

This project has been recruited.