Rotation PhD places now open at Norwich Research Park
Working in different areas has given me the confidence to interact with scientists from a wide range of disciplines and the contacts made during my rotation year made me aware of the world class expertise available at the John Innes Centre.
– Philippa Borrill
Applications for the 2020 Rotation PhD programme at the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory are now open.
Special features of the Rotation Programme in Plant and Microbial Science include the freedom to select;
- Three mini-projects in the first eight months
- Both the topic and the supervisor for your main research project
During the first rotation year, you will undertake 10-week research projects with three different supervisors located in either of the two partner institutes.
You will learn from your fellow rotation students in this multidisciplinary programme through a fortnightly journal club and through research presentations at the end of each mini-project.
You will be mentored by the programme tutor, a senior academic and a rotation student from the previous year-group.
You will rapidly become familiar with a wide range of scientific approaches that encompass;
- Plant science
- Biological chemistry
- Applied mathematics
- Computational biology
- Systems biology
- Crop science
- Cell biology
- Molecular biology
I have learned so much from the experts in all the subjects and have the freedom to pursue the research I am passionate about.
– Sakonwan (Sue) Kuhaudomlarp
The benefits of doing a Rotation PhD John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory
- The John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory share a campus and have closely linked scientific programmes
- The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s premier research institutes in plant and microbial sciences with an illustrious history going back over a century
- The Sainsbury Laboratory is a world leader in plant-microbial interaction research