Anyway, there have been lots of projects advertised on twitter recently so I thought I'd do a brief roundup for the UK:
James Hutton Institute, Dundee
The Consequences of Tree Diseases and Mitigation Options on Connectivity for Biodiversity
John Innes Centre, Norwich
There Is No Free Lunch: Trade-Offs in Plant Disease
Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire
In planta RNAi for medium-to-high throughput identification of fungal (Fusarium spp.) genes essential for plant infection+
How to apply: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/swbio/projects_available/
University of Bristol
RiPPing through wheat
(Less mysterious but longer title - investigating the role of RiPP proteins in the virulence of the wheat pathogenic fungus Zymoseptoria tritici)
University of Cambridge
BBSRC DTP: Fatal attraction? Epidemiological consequences of vector preference for plant disease*
How to apply: http://bbsrcdtp.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/prospective/apply
NERC DTP: Slowing the spread of well-established plant disease epidemics
NERC DTP: Modelling the epidemiology, ecology and evolutionary consequences of pollinator-transmitted plant disease
University of Leeds
Functional characterisation of a novel effector gene family from a plant pathogen (parasitic nematodes)
Did I miss one? Let me know @nellyplants on twitter.
*Slightly appalled by the £50 application fee for Cambridge BBSRC DTPs. I certainly didn't have fifty quid to spare when applying for PhDs.
+ This project is jointly supervised by the Rothamsted Wheat Pathogenomics lab, where I did my PhD, and the Bristol Plant Pathology group, who've assimilated me for a postdoc. I can therefore say without any bias whatsoever that this is an awesome project.