16 PhD-Scholarships for biologists in the MOI III Manchot Graduate School

 Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf  Düsseldorf

The Manchot Graduate School 'Molecules of Infection III' (GS MOI III) offers an innovative, structured training and research program in a both stimulating and interdisciplinary field of medicine and biology. Highly motivated and excellent candidates holding a MSc degree in biology, biochemistry or related subjects are strongly encouraged to apply.
The scholarship comprises inter alia a monthly allowance of 1,800€ over a period of 3.5 years as well as a budget for material expenses and financial support for the attendance of national and international conferences.
Closing date: 15.08.2016
Job profile:
The research program of the MOI III Manchot Graduate School focuses on the characterization and functional dissection of selected host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level. In doing so, it follows the highly successful approach adopted in the previous funding periods for MOI I and MOI II.
The 16 PhD scholarships are distributed over four topics:

A) Mechanisms of viral infections
P2: Localization study of endogenous fluorescent protein (FP) tagged hATG8 in presence and absence of HIV-1 Nef (Prof. Dr. Dieter Willbold, Institut für physikalische Biologie)
P3: Characterization of HCV-triggered strategies to maintain viability of the infected host cell (Prof. Dr. Johannes Bode, Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie)

B) Bacterial proteins in infection and infection control
P5: Characterization of Pmp adhesins of Chlamydia (Prof. Dr. Johannes H. Hegemann, Institut für Funktionelle Genomforschung der Mikroorganismen)
P6: Studies on essential enzymes involved in the biogenesis of α-glucan derivatives in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Prof. Dr. Rainer Kalscheuer, Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Biotechnologie)
P7: Lectins and hydrolytic enzymes as virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Prof. Dr. Karl-Erich Jaeger und Dr. Filip Kovacic, Institut für Molekulare Enzymtechnologie)
P8: Protein import into the bacteria of the trypanosomatid Angomonas deanei (Dr. Eva Nowack, Emmy Noether-Gruppe „Mikrobielle Symbiose und Organellenevolution)

C) Molecular regulatory mechanisms in fungi
P9: Molecular mechanisms of kinetochore-generated polyploidy in fungi (Prof. Dr. Ursula Fleig, Institut für Funktionelle Genomforschung der Mikroorganismen)
P10: The role of post-transcriptional regulation mechanisms during infection with Ustilago maydis (Prof. Dr. Michael Feldbrügge, Institut für Mikrobiologie)

D) Control of immune response to infection
P11: Modulation of cutaneous immune responses through Candida albicans (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Homey, Klinik für Dermatologie)
P12: Functional analysis of the lymphotoxin β receptor-regulated effector molecules during the immune response against intracellular pathogens (Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer / Dr. Daniel Degrandi, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene)
P13: Cellular immune response against Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii : immune suppression vs immune stimulation (Prof. Dr. Walter Däubener, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene)
P14: Aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AhRR)-dependent immunoregulation in the defence against parasitic and bacterial infections (Prof. Dr. Irmgard Förster / PD Dr. Heike Weighardt, IUF – Leibniz Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung und LIMES Institut)
P15: Biomarker of the T-cell response of tuberculosis patients infected by Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) M. tuberculosis strains (Prof. Dr. Marc Jacobsen, Klinik für Allgemeine Pädiatrie und Neonatologie)
P16: Analysis of specific gene expression signatures in type I interferon producing plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the antiviral immune response (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Scheu, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene)
P17: The role of STING for activation of autophagy in poxviral infections (Prof. Dr. Ingo Drexler, Institut für Virologie)
P18: Indolamine 2,3‐Dioxygenase during anti‐viral immune response (Prof. Dr. Philipp Lang, Institut für Molekulare Medizin II)

Further information on the scientific focus of the Manchot  Graduate School and research projects with regards to content can be found on our website: www.moi.hhu.de.

How to apply:
If you are interested to get relevant documents on the application and selection procedure, please visit our website: www.moi.hhu.de or contact the scientific coordinator, Dr. Inge Krümpelbeck, via E-mail: moi@hhu.de.
Send application to
MOI III Manchot Graduiertenschule
c/o Institut für Funktionelle Genomforschung
der Mikroorganismen
Frau Dr. Inge Krümpelbeck
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Geb. 25.02.U1
Universitätsstr. 1
D-40225 Düsseldorf

Email: moi@hhu.de
Tel: +49 211 81 11877
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: JV-16

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