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PhD Studentship 2020-21 - From Potato Farming to Pharmaceutical Factories: The Business(es) of Plant Virus Research in Britain 1920-2020, UK

Publish Date: Sep 30, 2019

Deadline: Dec 03, 2019

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for From Potato Farming to Pharmaceutical Factories: The Business(es) of Plant Virus Research in Britain, 1920-2020

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in October or January of the 2020-21 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Helen Anne Curry, Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Dr Sarah Wilmot, Library and Archives, John Innes Centre, Norwich.

This project offers the opportunity to prepare a pathbreaking historical account of twentieth-century biology and biotechnology in Britain, drawing on extensive and largely untouched archives related to plant virus research held at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. The research student will investigate three distinct eras in plant virology: virus control in crop plants at the Potato Virus Research Station, molecular biological investigations at the Virus Research Unit, and the development of industrial biotechnology at the JIC Virus Research Department. The result will be a novel account of some of the most important changes in biological research in the past 100 years.


Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,009 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources.

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