Học bổng PhD tại Uppsula Thụy Điển ngành Sinh Lý Thực Vật

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Understanding and exploiting autophagy to enhance plant pathogen resistance

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 candidate 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 our recent findings demonstrating a paramount role of autophagy in immune responses to different viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens. We now aim to further elucidate the autophagy resistance pathways and identify their targets during pathogen infection with the long-term goal to enhance disease resistance in crop species. The work will involve proteomic, genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches in Arabidopsis and Nicotiana benthamiana models as well as in potato crop 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 here.

Qualifications

The candidate should have a with a higher university degree in molecular biology (Degree of Master or Master of Science) with emphasis on molecular genetics, functional genomics, plant physiology, or related topics. Documented abilities to manage a laboratory research project and experience with molecular biology techniques in plants are required. Knowledge of genetic, biochemical, cell biological and/or proteomic approaches as well as pathogen handling in Arabidopsis/plant systems is highly valued. Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English and the ability to work in a team are expected.

Application Form:

Download here: http://epi-resurs.slu.se/Forskarutbildningsplatser/Application_PhDeducation_Applicant_1709.pdf

Contact:

Daniel Hofius, PhD

Professor of Molecular Plant – Pest/Disease Interactions

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala BioCenter, Department of Plant Biology

Email: daniel.hofius@slu.se

Nguồn: Dr. Nguyễn Tấn Trung (IBSG)

Nguồn hình cover: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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