|Location||La Trobe University, School of Applied Systems Biology|
|Project ID||PhD 1.3 #10|
|Eligibility||Australian residents only|
F1 Hybrid Breeding of Short-Term Ryegrasses
To develop and implement a suite of technologies into a novel F1 hybrid breeding scheme for short term ryegrass (this includes Italian and Westerwold ryegrass as well as hybrid ryegrasses (Lolium x. boucheanum), for simplicity within the proposal the term short term ryegrass will be used to refer to all types for here on). The novel F1 hybrid scheme will use the self-incompatibility (SI) scheme developed in perennial ryegrass, but untested in short term ryegrasses. The project aims to characterise heterosis and identify heterotic groups for further analysis and deployment within a breeding setting.
The successful candidates will receive;
- A $30,000p.a (tax free) scholarship for 3 years
- Training in Australia’s first integrated agricultural systems biology research centre, AgriBio.
- Professional development programs
- International travel opportunities
The Research projects are based at the following locations:
- AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBiosciences, Melbourne, Australia
Successful applicants must meet Australian University entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree and must be Australian permanent residents.
For enquiries and to apply, please forward a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (please include evidence of research writing) and academic transcripts to –
Visitor and Student Coordinator
Agriculture Victoria Research
+61 03 9032 7065
Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018
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