PhD Studentship: Molecular dams: de-repression mechanisms in plant temperature sensing (DEAN_J17DTP)

University of East Anglia - School of Biological Sciences

Start Date:  1st October 2017

Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Dean

Project description: The project will exploit the power of Arabidopsis genetics to identify and analyse regulators of temperature dependent gene expression.  We will focus on cold induction of a gene called VIN3 - that is required for plants to sense and respond to winter. The project will dissect how this gene is kept off transcriptionally in the warm and allowed to be expressed only when temperatures become cold. Understanding from this project is likely to be widely relevant to chromatin regulation and environmental sensing across a wide range of organisms.

The student will work as part of a larger team with regular off-site retreats. The student will be actively encouraged to attend the monthly Cambridge Epigenetics seminar series and participate in national and international conferences.

Person specification: Minimum entry 2:1

Funding notes: Full Studentships cover a stipend (RCUK rate: £14,296 pa – 2016/7), research costs and tuition fees at UK/EU rate, and are available to UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.

Students from EU countries who do not meet the UK residency requirements may be eligible for a fees-only award. Students in receipt of a fees-only award will be eligible for a maintenance stipend awarded by the NRPDTP Bioscience Doctoral Scholarships, which when combined will equal a full studentship. To be eligible students must meet the EU residency requirements.

Details on eligibility for funding on the BBSRC website:

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