Use of wild relatives to improve salt tolerance in wheat

Main supervisor: Dr Surbhi Grewal

Soil affected by salt (NaCl) is a major problem and has led to large areas of the earth's surface being unable to support agriculture. Wheat is not tolerant to high salinity; however, a number of its wild relatives are. This studentship offers an exciting opportunity to explore wider genetic diversity among wheat and its wild relatives to breed new salt-tolerant wheat varieties, suited to cultivation in high-salinity environments.  The studentship also offers exciting training opportunities in wheat breeding, genetics, phenomics, plant physiology, and multidisciplinary working with diverse international teams in the UK, USA, and Hungary.

To apply: email Dr Surbhi Grewal with your CV and a covering letter.

Deadline: Friday 31 July 2020

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