Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location La Trobe University, School of Applied Systems Biology
App. deadline 15/06/2018
  • Scholarship available
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 –

Kendra Whiteman

Visitor and Student Coordinator

Agriculture Victoria Research

+61 03 9032 7065

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018

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