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5 Postdoctoral Researcher positions in “Improving Plant Response to Biotic Stress"

5 Postdoctoral Researcher positions in “Improving Plant Response to Biotic Stress"

CBGP, Spain


The Centro de Biotecnologia y Genómica de Plantas (Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, CBGP), a joint research institute from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), is seeking for outstanding candidates for 5 postdoctoral researcher positions in the CBGP Transversal Scientific Program (TSP) “Improving Plant Response to Biotic Stress”.
This Scientific Program combines the expertise of CBGP (UPM-INIA) research groups working in the molecular and genetic basis and evolution of pathogens virulence and plant immunity. Different types of interactions between plants and pathogens (viruses, fungi and/or bacteria) and pests will be studied to generate fundamental knowledge that should contribute to develop efficient disease resistance management strategies. The postdoctoral research positions are associated to the following projects:
 A virological approach to biocontrol Botrytis cinerea, a plant pathogenic fungus also relevant to human health (EoI-TSP1-01)
 Deciphering the role of copper in plant immunity (EoI-TSP1-04)
 Interactions between bacteria and viruses in co-infected hosts: effects on host resistance and on the evolution of pathogen virulence (EoI-TSP1-05)
 Molecular insights on the effects of combined mite and bacterial stresses in plants (EoI-TSP1-06)
 Balancing plant disease resistance and pathogen virulence by sensing plant cell wall-derived glycans (EoI-TSP1-07)
The CBGP (UPM-INIA) is a research institute that has recently recognized as Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, an award granted by the Spanish Research Agency. The mission of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) is to carry out fundamental and strategic research in plant science and in microorganisms interacting with plants. The research is focused in understanding important biological process such as plant development, the interaction of plants with the environment and the mechanisms of plant nutrition. In addition, the CBGP is interested in developing and using computational biology tools to achieve its goals. The acquired knowledge is used to tackle major problems of the agriculture and forestry and to develop novel technological solutions. CBGP (UPM-INIA) also has an educational role, and is a reference center for training scientists and Master's and Bachelor-level students in plant biotechnology and genomics.

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