The Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Molecular Plant Physiology invites applications for a PhD Studentship (code 05/17).
About the research at Institute:
- Plants respond to environmental stress by activating transcription factors (TF) that control diverse gene regulatory networks.
- One of the TFs we study is NAC transcription factor ATAF1 from Arabidopsis thaliana, a carbon starvation-induced regulator.
- Carbon starvation in plants occurs under different stress conditions and understanding how plants respond to it bears great potential for improving the growth and yield of crops.
- ATAF1 was found be played a key role in various biological processes that involve the mobilization of carbon from stressed cells and organs to sustain plant growth and development.
- The aim of the project is to unravel the mechanistic code that activates ATAF1 expression in different tissues and through which ATAF1 exerts its regulatory functions.
- The research involves a wide spectrum of molecular-biological and biochemical techniques (e.g., yeast 1- and 2-hybrid, ChIPseq, RNAseq, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, co-immunoprecipitation, BiFC) and addresses questions at the levels of physiology and development.
- Applicants must hold a Diploma or Master’s Degree in Biology or Biochemistry.
Applications must include the following:
- Cover Letter
- Brief statement of interests
- Names of 2 referees
- Applications to be sent to Kerstin Otto, email@example.com
|Organization||Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology|
Plant Research, Structural and Cell Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||7 May 2017|
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