Coming soon: fully funded PhD opportunity on understanding and improving the hail resistance of crop plants

Do you like weird whacky interdisciplinary research at the forefront of discovery? Would you like to fire objects at plants in the name of science? Are you interested in identifying adaptations and growth conditions that enable plants to take less damage from hailstorms, and do you want to contribute to growing more resilient crops for the future? Do you want to learn how to use AI to reconstruct superfast movements in three-dimensional space, and use brand new state-of-the-art climate and weather simulation chambers to investigate how growth conditions affect the susceptibility of plants to impact damage? Then keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming round of BBSRC Southwest Bio Doctoral Training Programme PhD studentships and apply to join us in Exeter in the next academic year!