October 2019

Please take note of this exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (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 at:

How to apply: 

Please apply via the following link 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

Two Post Doctoral Fellowships


The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), based at the University of Pretoria, is a globally recognized center with research focused broadly on the health of plants and plant products. The institute also accounts for the fact that the University of Pretoria is listed as one of the world’s top five centers to study fungi.

FABI is happy to announce the availability of two post-doctoral research fellowships dedicated to the study of fungi. More specifically, the successful candidates will conduct research on the fungal genus Fusarium including pursuing questions relating to the taxonomy and evolutionary genomics of these fungi important to plant and human health. At FABI, the post-doctoral fellows will join a large and internationally recognized team of researchers working on a broad range of topics relating to Fusarium species.

The two post-doctoral fellows will work in close collaboration with colleagues at the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute in the Netherlands. They will thus also have opportunities to engage closely with collaborators globally and to benefit from international science networking. Funding for the fellowships will be at a competitive level and dependent on the
experience and accomplishments of the incumbents.

Expressions of interest and applications should be addressed to Dr. Neriman Yilmaz.

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