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PhD position (m/f) in Biology - Convergent evolution of secondary metabolite pathways in plants (Freising, Germany)

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A PhD position is available at the Chair of Genetics, Technische Universität München.
  • Topic: Convergent evolution of secondary metabolite pathways in plants

Background: Secondary metabolites constitute the plant’s chemical defence. The group has characterised the biosynthesis of the secondary metabolite DIMBOA in maize and aims to elucidate the pathway in dicot plants. The work will be a follow-up of the work published by Dick et al., The Plant Cell 2012 24:915-28. The position is funded by a DFG-grant.

The Chair for Genetics (http://genetik.wzw.tum.de) is located at the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Department for Plant Science and has a long reputation in maize molecular genetics and secondary metabolism. Research at the Plant Science Department (http://www.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=204&L=1) covers virtually all aspects of plant biology, e.g. developmental biology, systems biology, plant pathology, plant genetics, plant breeding and provides a well-equipped and stimulating scientific environment.
  • The successful candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, plant genetics and biochemistry.

Application documents including CV and contact information for references should be sent to Monika.Frey@wzw.tum.de

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How to apply:
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Dr. Monika Frey
TU München
Emil-Ramann-Str. 8
85354 Freising

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PhD Project
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Germany (Bayern)
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85350 Freising (bei München)
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences