The doc.funds “Biomolecular Structures and Interactions” (BioMolStruct) offers an excellence PhD program that provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary training in biomedical research in a stimulating international environment. The thesis projects center around biomolecules and biomolecular complexes playing essential roles in cellular signaling and metabolism, with a focus on proteins, protein complexes, and lipid/protein interactions that are linked to ageing, cancer, neurodegenerative, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases as well as genetic disorders.
- Applicants must hold (or be close to obtaining) an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master in any discipline of natural or life sciences or medicine which included a written master thesis.
- Students who have not yet finished their Masters’ degree can apply but have to be graduated until September 2021.
- Applicants are expected to be highly proficient in this language. A certificate of English proficiency is not mandatory for application but must be provided by the selected students before admission to the PhD program.
- Students of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Candidates are selected irrespective of sex, race or nationality.
Available Research projects:
- Karl Gruber: Active site cavity and molecular dynamics analyses of mammalian α/β-hydrolase domain (ABHD) containing proteins
- Walter Keller: Structural and functional investigation of the low-affinity IgE receptor CD23
- Tobias Madl: Deciphering the intricate interaction network in the β-catenin destruction complex
- Tobias Madl: Targeting disordered transcription factors
- Gustav Oberdorfer: Mapping of helical folding space using parametric design and high throughput experimental validation
- Monika Oberer: Interactions of physiologically relevant lipases via dynamic regions
- Georg Pabst: Membrane curvature stress-mediated self-aggregation of proteins
- Tea Pavkov-Keller: Interactions of probiotic bacteria with human dendritic cell receptor DCRuth Prassl: Artificial apo-AI peptidomimetic nanodiscs as membrane scaffolds for integral proteins
- Ruth Prassl: High-resolution structure of apolipoprotein B-100 determined by cryo-EMAndreas Winkler: Red-light modulated protein oligomerization for optogenetic applications
- Klaus Zangger: Using pure shift NMR to study the role of disordered proteins in the formation of stress granules
How to apply:
- Download the Application Form and fill it as complete as possible.
- The application form requires the contact details of two referees.
- Recommendation letters send by applicants themselves or by referees not using the questionnaire are not accepted. In addition, scans in pdf format of the following documents must be provided: For all already completed degrees: Transcript of records, Degree certificate, For ongoing studies: Up-to-date transcript of records, Certificate(s) of English proficiency (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) if applicable.
- The application form and documents must be send to firstname.lastname@example.org in one single e-mail, which does not exceed 10 MB.
|Organization||University in Graz|
|Subject areas||Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||May 12, 2021|