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PhD project: Role of the diverse tid splice forms in Wnt/Wg mediated colon tumorigenesis and progression

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In the field of “Innate Lymphoid Cells” the research group of Prof. Andreas Diefenbach offers the following PhD project: Role of the diverse tid splice forms in Wnt/Wg mediated colon tumorigenesis and progression

Description:

The tid gene encodes three transcripts (long: L, intermediate: I und short: S) translated into three cytosolic (Tid-LC, Tid-IC,Tid-SC) and three mitochondrial proteins (Tid-Lm, Tid-Im, Tid-Sm). Interestingly, the cytosolic Tid proteins L and I have been found to interact simultaneously with diverse physiological partners, among them the adenomatous polyposis tumor suppressor (APC), component of the Wnt/Wg signaling causal in normal development and neoplastic transformation of colon and many other cancers. We have shown that loss of tid correlates with APC deregulation and colon cancer progression. The question whether the action of the distinct Tid proteins is independent, synergistic or contradictory in the proliferation versus differentiation of colon epithelia resulting in the cancerous growth has to be answered. To elucidate this topic in vivo splice form specific transgenic mtid-knock-in and -KO lines have been generated. With the help of these lines the developmental and tumorigenic impact of the single Tid forms in the neoplastic transformation and progression of colon epithelia will be investigated.

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 2016 or later
Duration of stipend: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
Deadline for registration (exclusively online via web form):  15 November 2015

For further questions and contact information please check our website:
http://www.imb.de/PhD

Please apply exclusively via our online form at:
https://www.imb-mainz.de/students-postdocs/international-phd-programme/apply-to-ipp/registration-and-application/
 

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For further questions and contact information please check our website:
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Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Working place
55128 Mainz
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine