Internship contract at the M2 level : Impact of cultivar mixtures on the local evolution of a sexually active plant pathogen population
Reference
1501765658
Deadline for applications
09/30/2017
Date of publication
08/03/2017

Details

Details on the type of contract
Internship
Duration of contract
6 month
Beginning
01/01/2018

Professional field
Biology

Assignment

Name of unit of assignment
UMR1290 BIOGER BIOlogie GEstion des Risques en agriculture
Address of unit of assignment
INRA Grignon - 78850 THIVERVAL-GRIGNON
Region of assignment
Paris Region

Description

Working environment

"Impact of cultivar mixtures on the local evolution of a sexually active plant pathogen population: case study of the interepidemic transmission of a virulence in Zymoseptoria tritici"

We are searching a highly-motivated MSc student (Master2) by plant disease epidemiology, to work on the impact of host population heterogeneity in field on local adaptation and evolution of a sexually active plant pathogen population. The project aims to elucidate the question: How do wheat cultivar mixtures impact the interepidemic transmission of a virulence in a Zymoseptoria tritici population at the field scale?

Training and skills required

Candidates must have a strong interest in plant disease epidemiology and microbiology, combining field, greenhouse and lab experiments. Experience in evolutionary biology, biophysics, modelling programming and/or statistical analyses (e.g. in R) is not required but is clearly an advantage.

Contact

Name
Frederic Suffert
Email
frederic.suffert@inra.fr