2024 Plant Functional Genomics Research Scholarships at the University of Alberta, Canada.
The University of Alberta in Canada is offering Research Scholarships in Plant Functional Genomics for the year 2024. These scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for students interested in advancing their knowledge and research in the field of plant functional genomics.
Application Deadline: 31th July, 2023.
Eligible Countries: International Students
Purpose: The Research Scholarships in Plant Functional Genomics aim to support exceptional students who are passionate about conducting cutting-edge research in the field of plant genomics.
Eligibility Criteria: : The scholarships are open to both domestic and international students who are applying to pursue a research-based program related to plant functional genomics at the University of Alberta.
For all admission requirements and funding details on graduate studies in the Department of Biological Sciences, please refer to the Department of Biological Sciences website (https://www.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/graduate-studies).
Admission is subject to academic and English language requirements set by the Department (https://www.ualberta.ca/biologicalsciences/graduate-studies/for-applicants).
Interested students are highly encouraged to apply for eligible internal and external graduate student scholarships and will receive active support from the Uhrig lab in these funding applications (https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards-and-funding/scholarships).
Additional funding and financial aid opportunities for international students: https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awardsand-funding/international-student-funding.
Applicant Qualifications: Candidates should have most of the skills below:
- Excellent oral and written abilities in English.
- An ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Tangible hands-on experience with molecular and/or biochemical sciences.
- Basic bioinformatics experience (e.g. R, Python)
- Experience with plant sciences (recommended).
Scholarship Benefits: The selected scholars will receive financial support to cover their research-related expenses, including tuition fees, living costs, and research materials. The exact amount of the scholarship may vary depending on the specific program and funding available.
Research Focus and Training: The Uhrig lab is focused on understanding how plant cells are regulated throughout the day at the protein-level using advanced quantitative proteomics, biochemistry and diverse functional genomic techniques. At the protein-level, protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) such as protein phosphorylation, play a critical role in the regulation of cellular processes.
The PhD research of the applicant will focus on utilising quantitative proteomics and functional genomics to define novel intersections between cell signalling events and the underlying cellular processes governing plant growth and development. To undertake this work, the student will utilise the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but will be part of a research program utilising a diversity of plant systems directly and through extensive collaboration.
How To Apply: Interested students need to submit an application for admission to firstname.lastname@example.org (www.uhriglab.com), with CV including references. The application may require academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of research interest, and other supporting documents.
The Research Scholarships in Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Alberta provide an excellent opportunity for aspiring researchers to delve into the exciting field of genomics and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in plant sciences.