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PhD opportunities to support plant diagnostics

From the Australasian Plant Pathology Society website:

Two PhD scholarships are available at the School of Applied Systems Biology, AgriBio, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, through Agriculture Victoria’s Improved Market Access for Horticulture program. Each offers a tax-free stipend of $28,000 per year for three years supported by State-of-the-Art facilities and generous operating budgets.

AgriBio is a joint initiative of the Victorian government and La Trobe University. It is one of Australia’s premier biosciences facilities, with a key emphasis on supporting and protecting Victoria’s agricultural sector by focussing on cutting-edge research to improve productivity and support biosecurity. The facility is located at La Trobe’s Melbourne campus in Bundoora, and accommodates over 400 staff, including scientists, students and business and science-support staff.

Project 1: Fungal taxonomy – use of genomic tools to differentiate important fungal pathogens of Victorian horticultural produce destined for Asian markets

Project 2: Molecular-based pathotype differentiation of Monilinia spp. to support summer fruit imports into China

For more information contact Dr Jacky Edwards Ph: 0417360946, email Jacky Edwards

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