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Postdoc stipend on the role of autophagy in plant-virus interactions

Postdoc stipend on the role of autophagy in plant-virus interactions

SLU Uppsala, Sweden

 

Research:

The department undertakes fundamental research on model organisms, agricultural crops, forest trees and bioenergy crops. Our main areas of research comprise the interaction of plants with microorganisms and other environmental stresses; plant growth and development; biotechnology and metabolic engineering; regulation of gene expression; population genetics, genome analysis and the development of breeding systems. Species in use are model organisms such as Arabidopsis, Physcomitrella, tobacco and yeast; crops such as rapeseed, basket willow (Salix), potato and cereals; and pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi/oomycetes. Education: The department is responsible for basic courses and advanced courses in general and molecular genetics; gene technology; cell biology; plant physiology; gene expression; plant breeding, plant biochemistry and biotechnology; molecular interactions between plants and pathogens. Besides, the department contributes to various other courses together with other departments.

Duties:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our ongoing research on molecular plant-pathogen interactions. We study the role of autophagy, a conserved process for degradation of cellular content, in plant immunity and disease. The aim of the project is to elucidate the targets and functions of autophagy in response to virus infection, and builds on our recent finding of selective autophagy processes in antiviral immunity (Hafrén et al., 2017, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, E2026-E2035; Hafrén et al. 2018, Plant Physiol. 176, 649-662). The work will involve genetic, biochemical, cell biological, and proteomic approaches mainly in Arabidopsis and tobacco plants. The stipend is associated with the research group of Prof. Daniel Hofius at SLU in Uppsala. For more information about the Hofius lab, please visit the homepage: http://www.slu.se/D_Hofius

 

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Location: 
SLU Uppsala, SE
Deadline: 
11/05/2018

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