PhD: sex conversion gene drives

A collaborative BBSRC funded PhD project is available with Prof Tracey Chapman (University of East Anglia) and Dr Philip Leftwich (Pirbright Institute) is available To use CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to investigate the molecular pathways underpinning male/female sex determination, with the aim to develop novel forms of gene drive – known as sex conversion gene drives – to help combat the global agricultural pest the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata).

Application deadline 26th Nov 2018

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