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The ‘Biosafety’ Research Group, together with 17 European partners, is taking part in the Horizon Europe project ‘Gene editing for a sustainable bioeconomy’ (GeneBEcon). The project is concerned with regulatory aspects, economic incentives and society’s perceptions of virus-resistant potatoes with improved industrial tuber starch quality and microalgae-based production of industrially relevant mycosporine-like amino acids.
– Reviewing literature on the use of algae as industrial production units and the use of genome editing (GE) in algae.
– Identifying potential entry pathways of GE algae into the environment.
– Evaluating the factors of algal biology that influence the environmental risks of GE algae.
– Writing scientific publications and presenting findings at national or international meetings.
– University degree with doctorate in Biology, Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology.
– Expertise in one or more of the following topics: (aquatic) ecology, biotechnology, risk assessment.
– Performance-driven, outgoing personality with good teamwork skills.
– Knowledge of two official Swiss languages and very good (spoken and written) knowledge of English.
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Dr Jörg Romeis, Biosafety research group, [email protected], tel. +41 58 468 72 99, would be
pleased to provide you with further information.
Start date: 1.5.2023 or as agreed. The post is for a fixed period of 2 years.

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