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PhD student in the research education subject: Biology, focusing on molecular biology

PhD student in the research education subject: Biology, focusing on molecular biology

SLU Uppsala, Sweden

 

Vacuole-mediated regulation of plant growth and immunity

The PhD position will be based at the Department of Plant Biology, Uppsala BioCenter, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Linnean Center for Plant Biology. Research: The department undertakes fundamental research on model organisms, agricultural crops, forest trees and bioenergy crops. Our main areas of research comprise the interaction of plants with microorganisms and other environmental stresses; plant growth and development; biotechnology and metabolic engineering; regulation of gene expression; population genetics, genome analysis and the development of breeding systems. Species in use are model organisms such as Arabidopsis, Physcomitrella, tobacco and yeast; crops such as rapeseed, basket willow (Salix), potato and cereals; and pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi/oomycetes. Education: The department is responsible for basic courses and advanced courses in general and molecular genetics; gene technology; cell biology; plant physiology; gene expression; plant breeding, plant biochemistry and biotechnology; molecular interactions between plants and pathogens. Besides, the department contributes to various other courses together with other departments.

 

Project: We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our ongoing research on molecular plant-microbe interactions. We study the role of autophagy, a conserved process for degradation of cellular content, in plant growth and immunity. The PhD project builds on the recent identification of conserved proteins that contribute to the control of vacuole integrity, hormone signalling, and autophagy. We now aim to further elucidate the biochemical functions as well as the regulatory genetic pathways and protein networks associated with these proteins. The work will involve the characterization of genetic suppressors of mutant phenotypes in combination with cell biological and proteomic approaches in Arabidopsis and tobacco plants. The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Daniel Hofius at SLU in Uppsala. For more information about the Hofius lab, please visit the homepage: http://www.slu.se/D_Hofius

 

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Location: 
SLU Uppsala, SE
Deadline: 
29/09/2017

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