Grains Research and Development Corporation
Western Australia is the largest malting barley export base in Australia. Soil acidity is a key factor limiting sustainable barley production by impairing root growth. It is estimated to cost Western Australian grain growers between $300–400 million annually.
A joint project between Murdoch University and Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia funded by the GRDC aims to develop a genetic solution in Barley to combat acid soils. Detailed analysis of the Barley genome will enable a more targeted approach to identify candidate genes and molecular markers involved in barley germplasm improvement for acid soil tolerance.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates with a professional and a keen interest in molecular genetics, molecular biology or bioinformatics for this full time PhD scholarship. The successful applicant will work in a research environment ranked "well above world class" in crops and pastures by the recent ERA audit.
|Funding body||Murdoch University / Grains Research and Development Corporation|
|Value||$28,000 per annum|
|To apply||1. Complete the application form for domestic or international|
2. Fill in the referee report for domestic or international
3. Email completed application to the Graduate Research Office
|Contact||Please direct all questions about this project to John Howieson or Chengdao Li|