Exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

A new and exciting learning opportunity arose at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.


The internship:

Professor Simon Krattinger’s research group has opened a call via the visiting student’s research program for a talented student to gain hands-on training in cereal genomics. This internship offers training in cutting-edge genomics with access to outstanding facilities.

The research group:

Prof Krattinger is part of the faculty of Plant Science. His research group has developed novel and rapid gene cloning approaches that combine the latest developments in genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. This internship offers the possibility to learn these novel approaches and to be actively involved in a hands-on gene cloning project.

Information about this internship was made available to us through the longstanding collaborative research of Prof Simon Krattinger (KAUST), Dr Renée Prins (CenGen; Stellenbosch University), and Dr Willem Boshoff (University of the Free State). In the long term this call is also an opportunity to acquire skills that can benefit South African wheat research and production.

The candidate:

The internship is aimed at any talented students/ graduates who would like to spend a few months gaining training in crop genetics at KAUST. The ideal candidate should be an open-minded final year BSc or MSc student/ graduate with a willingness to learn. This is a fully funded program and more details can be found here.

How to apply: 

Please apply here before December 1st 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the outstanding research environment at KAUST before furthering your postgraduate studies.

Further queries can be sent to simon.krattinger@kaust.edu.sa

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