Postgraduate Training Program in Plant Science Innovation

The Postgraduate Training Program (PTP) aims to provide students with enhanced skills and knowledge for future, world-class leadership in academia or industry. The PTP is open to Masters or Doctorate (PhD) students in the area of plant science. Download Postgraduate Training Program in Plant Science brochure.

Research projects on offer will address food security, nutrition, crop adaptation to climate change, agricultural soils, agronomy, pre-breeding, abiotic stress tolerance, and crop genetic diversity.

Participating in the PTP in Plant Science Innovation will place your research in a regional and global context, providing a strong foundation for your future career. Acquiring a wider range of skills will ensure your place at the forefront of graduates who can drive change in the world through their depth and breadth of knowledge.

Priyakshee Borpatra Gohain and Mahmudur Raman in the plant growth facilitiesPriyakshee Borpatra Gohain and Mahmudur Raman in the plant growth facilities.

Dynamic Environment for HDR Student Training

In addition to acquiring specialist research skills, you will participate in training including workshops in scientific writing, data and information management, statistics, bioinformatics and lab management.

Participation in a Journal Club and presentations in Research Centre and University science seminars will give experience in scientific presentation and critical thinking. Opportunities for short-term work-integrated learning (internships) will also be available.

Benefits of the Postgraduate Training Program

  • Specialist research skills and knowledge in a chosen scientific field.
  • A higher degree of education and the skill-set to translate the value of your research.
  • Elevated preparedness for post-degree professional life in academia or industry.
  • Portfolio of participation formally acknowledging completion of training elements.
  • Monitoring scheme that ensures each student is making satisfactory progress, receiving adequate supervision and is completing requirements of the training program.

Contact details:

Dr Ben Liu
PTP-PSI Co-ordinator
Southern Cross Plant Science
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480 Australia

T: +61 2 6622 3293

Course codes

  • MSc: 1257251 (CRICOS Course 077723F)
  • PhD: 1407253 (CRICOS Course 077724E)