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Dr Jeongmin Choi, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Uta Paszkowski's Cereal Symbiosis Group, has recieved a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Thanks to the fellowship Jeongmin will be starting her own research group at our Crop Science Centre to study how nutrient levels regulate arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cereals.


Jeongmin is one of 37 successful University Research Fellowship candidates for 2021 announced by The Royal Society. These newly appointed research fellows will be working on research projects spanning the physical, mathematical, chemical and biological sciences and will take up their new posts at institutions across the UK and Ireland from the start of October 2021.


Dame Linda Partridge, Biological Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society said “The URF scheme honours high calibre early career scientists throughout the UK and Ireland. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the research community, and so it is essential that long-term, flexible funding schemes like this are in place to continue to support the careers of researchers pursuing novel and ground-breaking research."


She adds that “The scheme is central to the Society’s commitment to fostering excellence in science by supporting early career researchers who are fundamental to the future of global science. It is gratifying to see the URF scheme expand this year to support the biomedical sciences, a discipline that was vital in the response to the pandemic. This will ensure we continue to support a wide breadth of science through the scheme.”