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Project 44: The Salt Lab

Suitable Majors

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology

Research Area

Salinity Tolerance

Internship Description

To understand mechanisms of salinity tolerance and apply this to increase salinity tolerance of crops. Genomics and high-throughput phenotyping are combined to make an association genetic study of populations of wild tomatoes, quinoa or barley.

Prerequisites

The student should be proficient in chemistry and cell biology, and be keen to learn more!

Deliverables/Expectations

Increases in our understanding of mechanisms of salinity tolerance.

Other Comments

​Internship dates: 19 May to 26 July or 23 June to 29 August or 7 July to 14 September.

Division

Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Faculty Name

Mark Tester