Friday, 17 April 2020
Another paper from a collaboration that I have greatly enjoyed. The first author Brogan Harris' first paper and my first paper with all Bristol people, led by Tom Williams. It looks at how stomata evolved in the land plants using phylogenetics and phylogenomics. You can read the paper here.
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Have greatly enjoyed working with the Kyoto Marchantia team and Masaki Shimamura on a clonal analysis of Marchantia dorsal organ development. You can read the paper here.
Monday, 10 February 2020
The Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation
The Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation (BCAI) was established in 2003 to support cutting edge agricultural research through funding from the Lady Emily Smyth Trust. BCAI provides financial assistance to University of Bristol academic and research staff to promote and support agricultural research, usually by pump-priming or follow-on funding. BCAI also provides start-up funding to successful independent fellowship applicants to Bristol.
A new flagship scheme for BCAI, the Lady Emily Smyth Studentship is a prestigious award to support two outstanding scholars undertaking Masters by Research at the University of Bristol within the plant and agricultural research theme. The fully funded award covers the full cost of fees, stipend, consumables for a year, and a supplement to support dissemination.
Stipend (BBSRC level) £14,777
Dissemination support £500
UK and EU students are eligible to apply for this award using the University of Bristol's postgraduate application form here. Students should indicate their preferred supervisor and that they wish to be considered for the Lady Emily Smyth Studentship. The closing date for applications is 17th April 2020. Supervisors will be asked to nominate their preferred candidate for the award and applications will be ranked by committee prior to interviews, which will be held in the week starting on the 4th May 2020.
Projects for 2020 admission
A full list of projects is listed on the BCAI website here.