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PhD position in Molecular Biology - Computational biology & data mining

In the field of  “Computational biology & data mining” the research group of Prof. Miguel Andrade offers the following PhD project:

Method and application of a homology based method for detection of protein repeats


Many proteins have domains formed by approximate sequence repeats folding in structural elements that assemble together (e.g. HEAT and Armadillo repeats, LRRs, WD40, etc). The detection of such repeats is complex in cases where they have low sequence similarity. However, one can take advantage of their repeated nature for their detection.
In this project we will update a previous method for repeat detection using homology (REP, [Ref 1]), and we will apply it to a large number of protein families including novel repeats. We will study the evolution of particular repeat families deriving implications that will allow us to tell about their function and involvement in protein interactions.

We offer
•    The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team
•    A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
•    Advanced training opportunities
•    A competitive stipend

Required qualifications
•    Master or Diploma
•    Motivation to solve complex biological problems
•    Excellent communication skills

Starting date: 1 March 2015 or later
Duration of stipend: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
Deadline for registration (exclusively online via web form):  8 November 2014

Contact detail

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Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Working place
55128 Mainz
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Computer Sciences