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Doctoral Fellowship at the departments of Biology and Mathematics/Informatics of the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Doctoral Fellowship at the departments of Biology and Mathematics/Informatics of the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Study Subject(s): Plant Growth and Development

Course Level: PhD

Scholarship Provider: University of Antwerp, Belgium

Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Candidates need to have completed a Master studies in Biology, Bio-engineering or Biochemistry, with a specialization in cell or molecular biology and have experience with plant research.

  • A good understanding of mathematics and informatics is an advantage.
  • Your teaching and research qualities are in line with the requirements of the University of Antwerp
  • You are prepared to conduct your work in the context of a multidisciplinary team.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: The research aims to build a mechanistic understanding of the regulation of leaf growth in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In the experimental groups the work focuses on the growth regulator auxin and its interaction with the growth processes cell division and expansion. This work is supported by the development of computer simulation models in the mathematical groups, in which experimental treatments are simulated to make predictions that can be verified experimentally. The combination of experimental and computational expertise will lead to a greater depth of our understanding of the regulation of growth regulation in plants.
-You perform molecular and cell biological research towards obtaining a PhD on the topic of the regulation of cell expansion during the development of Arabidopsis leaves. The project is conducted within the experimental research group “Plant Growth and Development”.
-You participate in the teaching and research support within the department of Biology. This entails limited involvement in the practical courses and the guidance of BSc and MSc projects.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: Before August 15th 2011

Research Position in the Department of Transplantation Immunology and Mucosal Biology, King’s College, UK

A position is available for a Research Associate within the Institute of Liver Studies (ILS), King’s College London School of Medicine at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill Campus. ILS is the largest liver transplantation centre in UK. This post is supported by NHS Blood and Transplant. The post holder should have a PhD or MDres (or equivalent) and is expected to perform a research project aiming at to identifying molecules within the innate immune system responsible for liver graft rejection induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury. Applicants should have previous experience of molecular biology and cellular immunology. Experience of working with human tissue and lymphocytes would be advantageous. Applicants should have proven record of research experience, ie 1st name in the authorship of publication(s) related to their previous research projects. The successful candidate is expected to be well organised at work and highly self-motivated. Skills in the following areas are essential: Quantitative RT-PCR, siRNA, immunohistochemistry, FACs (BD FACs Canto II) and tissue culture. Experience in raising research funds is desirable. The candidate is also expected to work closely with Clinical Fellows, to supervise junior researchers and to participate in other on-going research projects conducted by the PIs. The successful candidate should be prepared to work in the evening and at weekends to process liver tissue and blood samples collected during liver transplantation which occurs frequently outside normal working hours.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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3 Postdoctoral Positions in Normal and Malignant Stem Cell Research, Denmark

We are interested in the underlying mechanisms governing the properties of normal and malignant stem cells. Our main focus is, very broadly, how the control of gene expression contributes to the biology of normal hematopoietic stem cells and how this control is altered in acute myeloid leukemia.

Research in the group involves the use of a number of experimental systems including human patient samples as well as genetically modified mouse models. We have strong expertise in multicolor flow cytometry and use a number of genomic techniques – such as ChIP-seq to assess transcription factor binding and epigenetic configurations as well as micro array and sequencing-based (RNA-seq) gene expression profiling. Importantly, the interpretation of these data is supported by a number of “in-group” bioinformaticians as well as extensive collaborations with the neighboring Bio informatics Centre. Thus, the successful candidates will join a dynamic research environment with access to all modern facilities.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
June 1, 2011.

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