A Ph.D. scholarship for a project on Integrative Biology is available at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia in the Department of Botany and the Centre for Plant Architecture Informatics.
With the enormous advances in the genomic sequencing of complete organisms, and the detailed knowledge obtained through the reductionist approach to studying gene function, the stage is set to adopt a systems-level viewpoint to study plant development as it occurs in reality - as an integrated, coordinated, dynamic regulatory network.
A Centre for Plant Architecture Informatics (CPAI) Ph.D. Scholarship is available in the Department of Botany for a suitable, motivated student interested in working on a project that brings together expertise in the fields of plant development, functional genomics, and plant modelling. The aim of the project is to develop an integrated systems-level model of coordinated plant growth and development using sophisticated mathematical and visual models.
The project will initially involve collaborations with experts on various aspects of plant development at the Department of Botany at UQ and School of Plant Science at The University of Tasmania and on mathematical modelling, numerical simulation and visualisation at the CPAI, the Virtual Reality Centre, the Department of Mathematics and the Advanced Computational Modelling Centre at UQ.
Applicants must possess an Honours degree in at least one relevant field.
For further information contact:
Dr Christine Beveridgeor
Phone: ++ 61 (0) 7 3365 8582
Dr Jim Hanan
Phone: ++ 61 (0) 7 3365 6132
For information on plant architecture informatics and plant modelling see http://www.cpai.uq.edu.au and on the Advanced Computational Modelling Centre see http://www.acmc.uq.edu.au
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.