PhD scholarship within molecular plant pathology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences
September 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Plant Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD-position related to plant pathology.

The main objective of the Faculty of Biosciences is to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture and food production systems through basic and applied research in plants, animals and fish (aquaculture). For the time being, the research groups are organized in the following teams: Systems Genetics and Bioinformatics, Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Nutrition, Ethology and Animal Welfare, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Food Crops, Plant Biology and Biotechnology, and Plant Protection.

The faculty has a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) - Foods of Norway. The faculty is responsible for bachelor- and master programs in Biology, Animal Science and Plant Science, and international master programs in Agroecology, Plant Science, Aquaculture, Animal Breeding Genetics and Feed Manufacturing Technology.  The faculty is responsible for Ph.d programs in Animal Science and Aquaculture, and Plant Sciences.  The faculty has 480 bachelor and master students, and 90 ph.d students.

The faculty has approximately 220 employees including permanent and temporary scientific staff including technicians and 18 administrative positions.

Research project

The scholarship-project concerns fundamental and applied aspects of the interactions between strawberry and an important eukaryotic plant pathogen, Phytophthora cactorum. The main goal is to improve the basic understanding of virulence mechanisms in the pathogen. The scholarship is attached to The Department of Plant Sciences, the Plant Protection group. The group is located at NIBIO Biotechnology and Plant health, the main hub for plant pathology research in Norway. The research group has ample experience and several ongoing projects on the pathosystem strawberry-P. cactorum

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