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PhD position in Molecular Plant Physiology: Phytochrome cytoplasmic signalling in Physcomitrella and Arabidopsis


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A PhD position (E13 50%) is available initially for two years with the likelihood of extension for a further year for research into phytochrome signalling. Phytochromes are photoreceptor molecules with two stable ground states interconverted by red and far-red light. In plants they mediate light-dependent development, the largest environmental effect on morphogenesis known in nature. We have identified a phytochrome interaction likely to be at the heart of a cytoplasmic signalling system whose existence had long been suspected but whose nature was unknown [see Jaedicke et al. (2012) PNAS; Hughes (2013) Ann. Rev. Pl. Biol.]. We use fluorescence-based cell biological techniques, molecular genetics including genome editing as well as biochemical and biophysical methods for investigating this system. For further details see: www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb08/Inst/pflphys/pflaphygroups/ag-hughes/projects

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How to apply:
Please send your informal application - including your CV and a brief description of how you might perhaps contribute to the project - by e-mail to jon.hughes@uni-giessen.de
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Professor Jon Hughes, Plant Physiology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Working place
35390 Giessen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences