PhD fellowships in barley powdery mildew effector biology

PhD fellowships in barley powdery mildew effector biology

Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty of Life Science, University of Copenhagen

PhD fellowships in barley powdery mildew effector biology

Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty of Life Science, University of Copenhagen

Department of Agriculture and Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences to the University of Copenhagen ice Offering två PhD scholarships commencing 1 May 2011 eller snart derefter. The application deadline is 1 March 2011th


Powdery mildew fungi attack numerous plant species and Cause Serious unloaded on flere Crop. Dette er fungi obligate biotrophs, som det er imperative two have a ‘haustorial’ structure inside the living host cell to nutrient uptake. Defense er manifested that två stages: 1) vid penetration of the epidermal cell wall når a protective cell wall apposition is formed, and 2) under det efterfølgende haustorial stage når angriper epidermal cell kan miraculous a programmed cell death reaction. To counteract disse Defense, the fungus secretes Hundreds of effector proteins att enter the host cell and interact med defense komponenter.

Project descriptions

Two Multidisciplinary PhD prosjekter er designed in order two Obtain Detailed understanding of the function of effector form the barley powdery mildew fungus, fra som er genome sequenced nylig.

  • Project first Effector att inhibit defense against penetration. Vi vil screen for disse i en relevant fungal cDNA library som blir available for this purpose.
  • Project 2nd Effector att inhibit programmed death of the Infected Cell. Det blir i searched for on a one-by-one screening of Our Collection of YxC effector candidates.

In The searches for the effector og i efterfølgende Detailed analysis of dem, We Will udnytte transient transformation of single barley cells two seeing how over-expression and gene silencing inflytande the defense responses og hvordan powdery mildew fungus performer. Protein targets in barley bliver searched for by yeast 2-hybrid screening of a barley library, and effector-target protein-protein interactions bliver Confirmed in pull-down eksperimenter.

The forskning kommer med Coordinated International Collaborators.

Outstanding kandidater med a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and protein biochemistry er invitert two Apply.

Principal supervisor

Head of Programme Hans Thordal-Christensen

E-mail: [email protected]

Direct Phone: (+45) 3533 3443

Department of Agriculture and Ecology

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD fellowship to LIFE are:

  • Manage and carry through your forskningsprojekt
  • Complete PhD courses total development 30 ECTS credits
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in International Congress
  • Stay to a research institution udlandet for få måneder
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key Criteria for the assessment of kandidater

  • A Master degree relevant to the subject area beskrives
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional Qualifications relevant till Ph.D. program
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Other professional aktiviteter
  • Language skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Marks obtained under det första året of study on the master program (only relevant for Applicants Applying for a 4-year scholarship)

Formal krav
The position finns som 3-year prosjekter for Applicants holding a relevant Master’s degree or as 4-year prosjekter for Applicants som går allerede er enrolled or accepted være enrolled to one of the Faculty’s MSc programmer, med ca one year Study of Remaining før graduation.

The successful, lawyers of the PhD scholarship must pass an indskrivning på LIFE Graduate School Faculty før kan finish the letter of Employment. Graduate School of Faculty of Life Sciences, two give våra studenter the best international career prospects inom våra main research areas.

Terms of Employment

The position filled kommer enligt avtalet mellom Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
Application Procedures

All Applicants must use the formal PhD application form , the Specified Annexe, excl. annex 3, er kan included på application.

Applicants hvis principal language of instruction på deres BSc / MSc var ikke Scandinavian or English must enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

The application ska submitted in one signed printed copy and one complete PDF file on a CD-ROM or USB memory stick (ie forms F1 and all enclosures samlet in a single PDF file).

Det er ikke muligt submit the application via email.

The lawyers bliver Assessed enligt den Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25th April 2008.

By the End of April 2011 , all Applicants får modtog information vedrørende den evaluation af den application. Receipt of the application vil ikke acknowledged.

The application, market 625/05428/05429-324 ska sent to:

Faculty of Life Sciences

Department of Agriculture and Ecology

Thorvaldsensvej 40, stairway 2, 3 rd Floor

DK-1871 Frederiksberg C


The application skal modtog Illustration 1 March 2011 12:00 pm (noon) . Applications modtog Illustration this vil ikke Considered.


For specific “information om PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD programmer findes på .

About LIFE

Based in a country som har World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Agricultural produktion og Located in Medicon Valley, bland Global Pharmaceutical, biotech and food companies, the Faculty of Life Sciences to the University of Copenhagen ice Situated in the heart of one of the world ‘s strongest life science environments.

The Faculty of Life Sciences is one of Europe’s Leading university environments på områder of food, health, plants, biotechnology, natural resources, the environment and related academic områder.

Our research and degree programmer er centered on knowledge og værktøjer som kan help secure a brighter future for human, animals and plants.

Read more about The Faculty of Life Sciences to .

Number of vacancies:

Workplace location:
Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Zealand and Bornholm

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