ICARDA is offering a PhD fellowship

ICARDA is offering a PhD fellowship

new position has opened within Root2Res, as ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) aims to hire a researcher in the ICARDA Environment for Moroccan nationals and candidates who have a current residency in Morocco.

All candidates must submit their application before the 1st of August by following this link.

The successful applicant will carry out research that will organize and carry data collection with Phenomobile of the Root2Res trials in Morocco; organize and carry phenotypic data collection in the field and in the Physiotron experiment; Implement trait prediction models based on phenotypic data collection and remote sensing data as well as assisting in any other activities of Root2Res project.

The candidate will be granted a 12-months research fellowship, renewable to a maximum of 48 months subject to satisfactory performance, continuous need of the position and availability of fund.



The Plant Biology Europe meeting will be held in person over 3 and a half days, at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille (France) from July 3 to 6.

This international meeting will cover a wide range of Plant Science topics across multiple disciplines and at different scales. Previous editions in Copenhagen and Turin attracted around 900 scientists from Europe and around the world.

Among the many different themes that will be addressed during the meeting, a particular emphasis will be placed on plants and climate changes, algal biology and bioenergy.

We are bringing you a little a taste of the conference content by showing you some of the presentations:

  • Gene DNA methylation in plants: Selective pressures and sex chromosome evolution (A. Muyle).
  • Uncovering the hidden half of plants: discovering novel ways roots sense and adapt to heterogeneous environments (M. Bennett).
  • Structure, function and host control of the rhizosphere microbiota (D. Bulgarelli).
  • How to conquer a plant using just eight genes: learning from geminiviruses (R. Lozano-Duran).
  • Controlling communication during reproductive development: The genesis and roles of apoplastic barriers (G. Ingram).
  • Arabidopsis thaliana natural variation for photosynthesis: a model to guide improving crop photosynthesis? (M. Aarts).
  • Getting organised – the (re)evolution of fertility after genome duplication (K. Bomblies).
  • Learning to build and interrogate the pangenome of Brachypodium distachyon (B. Contreras-Morera).
  • A central role of root symbionts: the plant response to environmental stresses (R. Balestrini).
  • P-bodies and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plant reproduction and stress response (K. Riha).
  • J. de Meaux and M. Barberon (Titles to come).


  • Hear about cutting-edge science and the newest advances in the field
  • Discuss current environmental challenges and ways to overcome them
  • Explore the full scope of plant biology
  • Build and extend your scientific network
  • Share your research

Learn more following this link