Postgraduate Opportunities in Plant Health – London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Programme (LIDo DTP)
Course name: London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Programme (LIDo DTP): Natural Resource Institute projects.
Institution(s): Natural Resources Institute, Birkbeck University of London, Kings College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University London, Royal Holloway University London, Royal Veterinary College University of London, University College London.
Contact e-mail: (Nadine Mogford) firstname.lastname@example.org
Course duration: 4 Years
Course start date (2022): September
Number of students admitted to course per annum and number/proportion studying plant health or crop science: Data not available.
Application deadline(s) (please also note any deadline for applications for funding if different from the deadline for course entry): January
Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent (for example BA, BSc, MSci) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants must be confident using computers and show some evidence of numeracy (minimum GCSE mathematics or statistics or an equivalent or alternatively a university degree module with a good grade).
All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme. The required evidence may be one of the following:
- Substantial education or work experience conducted in English
- A recently obtained acceptable English language qualification or test result. Our preferred English language qualification is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Version and we require candidates to achieve the level of “GOOD”.
- Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
Candidates who are unsure if they meet the entry criteria should contact the programme prior to submitting an application.
Please see https://www.lido-dtp.ac.uk/apply for more information
Type of funding available: Fully funded Studentships.
The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium is the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK. Representing an exciting collaboration between eight of London’s world-class universities and specialist institutions, the consortium provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research projects in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
The Natural Resources Institute, based at the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich, specialises in food security, international development and climate change. Research in plant health covers major global food crops and their pests and pathogens. Themes of research include pathogen genomics, identification of crop resistance, chemical ecology, pest behaviour and the development of molecular diagnostics.
Dr Andrew Armitage (bioinformatics, fungal pathology), Prof Susan Seal (virology, entomology, molecular pathology), Prof Maruthi Gowda (crop resistance, virology, molecular pathology), Dr Goncalo Silva (molecular diagnostics, virology), Dr Sophie Bouvaine (virology, molecular pathology), Prof Philip Stevenson (chemical biology, entomology), Dr Steven Harte (chemical biology, entomology).
Examples of career paths followed by graduates from this course:
Research scientist; Scientific editor; Scientific policy; Data analyst; R&D chemist