TOZER SEEDS AND ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON HAVE FUNDING FOR A BBSRC INDUSTRIAL CASE PHD STUDENTSHIP:
Closing date for applications extended to 15th October 2016.
The overall aim of the project is to gain a deeper understanding of the underpinning mechanisms of vegetable seeds with morphological dormancy and from there to develop applied solutions for improving their quality. This project is therefore at the very core of agriculture and food security of primary crop production. The student will be exposed to commercial application of world-class bioscience research – providing solutions for sustainably enhancing agricultural production. This PhD project is in collaboration with Tozer Seeds and is using celery seeds as a vegetable model for morphological dormancy. Tozer Seeds is an independent British vegetable breeding company located in Surrey that aims to provide consistent high quality seeds and services for the international market. Celery seed is one of their key products – they were the first company to develop a F1 hybrid variety – however, there are problems with celery seed quality. This problem can only be solved with knowledge of the underpinning mechanisms of morphological dormancy.
Further details of the description and funding can be found here https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=60427&LID=1359