Scholarship details

Funding Body:

University of Sydney


Postgraduate Scholarship in Plant Biochemistry

Research Areas:

Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Plant Biochemistry.  The project is to define the biosynthetic pathway of chlorophyll f at the genomic and proteomic levels focusing on formation of formyl group in chlorophylls.


Applicants should have a good honours degree in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and an interest in the molecular biology and biochemistry of plants. Some knowledge of photosynthesis and experience in basic laboratory techniques, such as spectrophotometers, electrophoresis, PCR and HPLC, is desirable. 

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $25,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.  Please note the stipend does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students.

Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Min Chen, School of Biological Sciences (A08), The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (E-mail: or Associate professor Robert Willows, Macquarie University (Phone: +61 2 9850 8146).  Applicants should send a full application direct to Associate Professor Min Chen at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Closing date:

16 December 2011