I graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia in July 2016 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. I then moved to Oxford to begin a BBSRC Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP in October 2016, supported by a Brasenose Oxford-Australia Clarendon Scholarship.
During my DPhil project, I will focus on nitrogen fixation by Pseudomonads, particularly Pseudomonas protegens Pf5 and Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25. Since these species do not innately fix nitrogen, I am aiming to transfer this ability from Pseudomonas stutzeri. I will then assess the plant growth promotion effects of these species with and without the ability to fix nitrogen.
In Oct 2017: DPhil Student, Year 2 of 4 years
Sam’s studies are funded by: