Archive for December, 2012

Chickpea  Microarray

The development of a microarray platform for chickpea represents a milestone, which is expected to accelerate functional and applied genomics research in chickpea worldwide: Dr. Mukesh Jain, NIPGR

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High-Throughput SNP Discovery and Genotyping for Constructing a Saturated Linkage Map of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Gene Discovery and Tissue-Specific Transcriptome Analysis in Chickpea with Massively Parallel Pyrosequencing and Web Resource Development

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Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program

Monsanto’s Beachell–Borlaug International Scholars Program

  • Is open to students worldwide who are seeking a Ph.D. in rice or wheat plant breeding
  • Provides a full package of support, including a generous student stipend, tuition, applicable fees, health insurance, research fees and travel, as well as funds for research at the collaborating institution and for the advising professor
  • Supports student projects that develop advanced breeding techniques and fulfill the requirement of conducting at least one season of field work in a developing country, in order to experience breeding in the field

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Plant Breeding and Genetics or related area
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a Ph.D. rice or wheat breeding program and meet all entrance requirements
  • Be advised by a professor at the university where the degree will be awarded
  • Be eligible to attend school and/or conduct research work in a foreign country
  • Include experiential learning in both developed and developing countries
    • Developed countries defined as Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S.
    • Developing countries defined as all countries other than Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S.
  • For students enrolled in universities in Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S., the collaborating institution’s professor/scientist must be located in a developing country. For students enrolled in universities from all other countries, the collaborating institution’s professor/scientist must be located in Australia, Canada, Western Europe or the U.S. Collaboration with CGIAR center scientists/professors augment the quality of the application but do not fulfill the developed country requirement of the program.

If applicants are currently enrolled for Ph.D. studies, they must have two or more years remaining in their Ph.D. program, in order to be eligible for this fellowship program.


For Application form and more details, plz click here


Monsanto scholarship for Ph.D. video