You'll profile soil microorganisms from the rhizosphere of plants using next-generation sequencing and classical microbiology tools. You'll isolate and use beneficial microbes for growth promotion and disease resistance of plants, and help identify new antibiotics to control diseases. 

Location: St Lucia

Expected outcomes: research and technical skills in cutting-edge molecular biology, plant biology, microbiology and plant pathology

Supervisors: Professor Peer Schenk

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Project members

Professor Peer Schenk

Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Professor
Centre for Plant Science