About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers to attend a workshop entitled 'Plant-microbe interactions: pathogen and host diversity, infection and defense mechanisms and disease protection'. All travel, accommodation and meals will be covered.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the Thailand Research Fund will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 – 19 February 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Drs. Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat and Sophien Kamoun, and will have contributions from other leading researchers. The theme of the workshop is plant-pathogen interactions with an emphasis on studies of pathogen and host diversity, infection and defense mechanisms, as well as disease protection. 

Key dates

Dates of workshop - 16-19 February 2015

Deadline for applications - 31 October 2014


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and Thailand. There is no restriction on nationality.

Early career researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Consideration will be given to researchers with more than 10 years post-doc experience that have taken extended career breaks.

Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Thailand.

How to apply

Full details on the workshop and the application form are accessible here. Please print and complete the application form, and send to sophien.kamoun@tsl.ac.uk (UK applicants) or Jantasuriyarat fscicwj@ku.ac.th (Thai applicants) before the deadline.

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