SBES is a vibrant research community, with critical levels of expertise covering the disciplines of cell biology, plant science, zoology, evolutionary biology and environmental science. Prospective PhD students can explore the major research themes within the school and contact SBES staff members directly to inquiry about the potential PhD opportunities.

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Examples of Current PhD research in the School

PhD student Emma Hart conducting leading edge giraffe conservation research in arid north-west Namibia (photo credit: Emma Hart). Emma works with Dr Simone  Ciuti and Prof Emma Teeling.

PhD student Emma Hart conducting leading edge giraffe conservation research in arid north-west Namibia (photo credit: Emma Hart). Emma works with Dr Simone Ciuti and Prof Emma Teeling.

 

Picture of a batPhD students from Prof Emma Teeling’s bat lab during their field work in Brittany, France.  Samples collected are being used to elucidate the mechanisms of bats’ longevity during ERC funded AGELESS project (photo credit: Dr Stephen Mahony).

 

PhD student Laura Gallego hammering a collar to measure soil respiration in the Long-Term Slurry experimental field at AFBI Hillsborough, Northern Ireland (photo credit: Mauricio Cruz Mantoani). Laura’s PhD with Prof Bruce Osborne is on assessment of greenhouse gas emissions on long-term managed grasslands.

PhD student Laura Gallego hammering a collar to measure soil respiration in the Long-Term Slurry experimental field at AFBI Hillsborough, Northern Ireland (photo credit: Mauricio Cruz Mantoani). Laura’s PhD with Prof Bruce Osborne is on assessment of greenhouse gas emissions on long-term managed grasslands.

PhD student Myriam Deshaies is working on a project evaluating the effect of biologically derived products on wheat tolerance/resistance to abiotic/biotic stresses. Myriam works in Prof Fiona Doohan’s lab and her project is a part of CerealPath programme in collaboration with the company Auranta (photo credit: Bredagh Moran and Dr Alexandre Perochon).

PhD student Myriam Deshaies is working on a project evaluating the effect of biologically derived products on wheat tolerance/resistance to abiotic/biotic stresses. Myriam works in Prof Fiona Doohan’s lab and her project is a part of CerealPath programme in collaboration with the company Auranta (photo credit: Bredagh Moran and Dr Alexandre Perochon).

Maurício Cruz Mantoani is a PhD student in Prof. Bruce Osborne’s lab. Maurício is researching the effects of the invasive plant Gunnera tinctoria (giant rhubarb) on greenhouse gas emissions in Achill Island.

Maurício Cruz Mantoani is a PhD student in Prof. Bruce Osborne’s lab. Maurício is researching the effects of the invasive plant Gunnera tinctoria(giant rhubarb) on greenhouse gas emissions in Achill Island.