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Plant Health Undergraduate Studentships

Applications for 2018 have now closed. Please check this page again in early 2019 for information about applying for the next Plant Health Undergraduate Studentship programme.

The projects below will take place over the summer of 2018. We are grateful to Defra, BSPP and N8 AgriFood for funding this programme.



An investigation into the plant pathogenic oomycete community in the Lagan river, Belfast – the utility of the baiting technique

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast


Characterisation of novel viruses detected in material bought on eBay

Fera, York





Developing new tools for interrogating cereal invaders

John Innes Centre, Norwich


Developing tools for pre-symptomatic disease detection in strawberry






Factors affecting potato variety tolerance in the management of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp)

Harper Adams University, Shropshire


Getting straight to the point: Predicting the starting location of an epidemic following its first discovery

University of Salford





Linking high risk pests of woody species to host plant diversity in Britain

Coventry University


The consequences of underground plant-to-plant signalling for aphid fitness

University of Manchester






Understanding R. solanacearum pathogen resistance evolution against Pseudomonas biocontrol agent

University of York







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