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Assistant Professors / Research Group Leaders (Forschungsgruppenleiter)

20.6.18

The Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP) at the University of Tübingen invites applications for an

Independent Junior Group Leader

position. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive research program in the area of

Plant Molecular Biology

Particularly outstanding scientists with strong interest and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
cell and developmental biology, mechanics and computational modeling of signaling processes.

The position will be vacant from January 1, 2019 and is initially limited to 6 years.
Salary and social benefits are according to scale A13/E13 of the German Civil Service Regulations. The Center provides fully equipped lab space, funding for staff, start-up money, an independent annual budget and shared equipment funds. The research group will benefit from the ZMBP central service units (greenhouse facilities, plant transformation, cytometry/FACS, microscopy, analytics, IT and administrative support).

For more information see www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

The University of Tübingen is committed to increase the proportion of women in Science and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications including CV, publication list and research statement should be sent before August 1, 2018 to:

Prof. Dr. M. Timmermans
Universität Tübingen - ZMBP
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen
Germany

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Graduate students (Doktoranden)

15.11.18

PhD Position in Plant-microbe interaction
Project title: Specificity of proteasome regulation during plant immunity

Research: Our group at the ZMBP Tübingen is interested in the role of proteolytic degradation pathways such as the proteasome and autophagy during plant immunity. Recently, we have identified that Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (Pst) activates autophagy for proteasome degradation and enhanced pathogenicity (Üstün et al., 2018). We aim to study the specificity of proteasome regulation during plant-bacteria interactions by using a combination of cell biological, transcriptomics and biochemical methods. The work will include biochemical, cell biological, RNAseq, ChIP-Seq and genetic approaches using Arabidopsis and Pseudomonas syringae as the primary model organisms.

More information can be found on our lab homepage: http://theustunlab.com/

References:
Üstün S., Hafrén A., Liu Q., Marshall R., Minina E.A., Bozhkov P., Vierstra R., Hofius D. (2018) Bacteria exploit autophagy for proteasome degradation and enhanced virulence in plants. The Plant Cell Mar 2018, 30 (3) 668-685; DOI: 10.1105/tpc.17.00815
Üstün S., Sheikh A., Gimenez-Ibanez S., Jones A., Ntoukakis V., Börnke F. (2016) The proteasome acts as a hub for plant immunity and is targeted by Pseudomonas type-III effectors. Plant Physiology 172: 1941-1958

Requirements/Qualifications:
We are looking for a talented PhD student with proven expertise in cell and molecular biology, and Arabidopsis. Prior experiences with methods to study plant-microbe interactions are highly advantageous but not required. Excellent English communication skills as well as teamwork abilities are expected. A master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or corresponding is required.

The position is available from January 01, 2019. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application as a composite pdf-file in English (letter of motivation stating your research interests, CV, name and addresses of at least two referees) via email not later than 04.12.2018: suayib.uestuenspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

The ZMBP is a world‐class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building in the University of Tübingen science campus. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and individuals with disabilities. Formal employment procedures will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

 

 

 

Permanent advertisement

Am Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP), Abt. Entwicklungsgenetik, werden hochmotivierte

Doktorand(inn)en

Bachelor

für DFG-finanzierte Projekte zu den Themen Zellpolarität, Zellkommunikation, Cytokinese gesucht.

Weitere Information in: Weijers et al., 2006, Dev. Cell 10, 265; Geldner et al., 2003, Cell 112, 219; Richter et al., 2007, Nature 448, 488; Reichardt et al., 2007, Curr. Biol. (in press).

Erfahrungen in Genetik, Molekularbiologie, Proteinbiochemie oder Zellbiologie sowie gute Englisch-Kenntnisse sind erwünscht. Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit der Angabe von 3 möglichen Referenzen per email an:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Jürgens, ZMBP-Entwicklungsgenetik, Universität Tübingen,

Auf der Morgenstelle 32, 72076 Tübingen, Tel. 07071/29 78887,

e-mail: gerd.juergens(at)zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

Permanent advertisement

The Center for Molecular Biology of Plants, Developmental Genetics, is seeking highly qualified

PhD students

Bachelor or MSc students

in the areas of cell polarity, cell-cell communication, cytokinesis (DFG-funded projects). For more information, see Weijers et al., 2006, Dev. Cell 10, 265; Geldner et al., 2003, Cell 112, 219; Richter et al., 2007, Nature 448, 488; Reichardt et al., 2007, Curr. Biol. (in press).

The successful candidates are highly motivated, proficient in English and experienced in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry. Please send your application including names of 3 potential referees by e-mail to:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Jürgens, ZMBP-Entwicklungsgenetik, Universität Tübingen,

Auf der Morgenstelle 32, 72076 Tübingen, Tel. 07071/29 78887,

e-mail: gerd.juergens(at)zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de


Undergraduate students (Bachelor, Master)

6.11.18
 

Master Thesis Project

“Design and Characterization of a Nanosensor for In Vivo Turgor Measurements in Plant Cells”

The turgor of plant cells is crucial for plant stability and survival. Environmental cues such as drought or altered osmotic pressure lead to the change in turgor pressure having many functional consequences for the plant cell.

Therefore, the monitoring of the turgor pressure in the living plant cell is of great interest However, there is presently no technique to follow turgor changes in real time in living plant cells at cellular resolution.

Based on molecular, biochemical and biophysical considerations we, the research groups of Erik Schäffer and Klaus Harter, developed a concept and strategy for the making of a Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-based, genetically encoded nanosensor that should facilitate the measurement of dynamic changes in the plant cell´s turgor.

The thesis work is mainly about

  • Cloning of the nanosensor gene on the basis of already available DNA fragments using the Golden Gate technology
  • Transformation of the nanosensor construct into plant cells and analysis of its expression and intracellular localization by (confocal) light microscopy
  • Determination of the nanosensor´s FRET efficiency under dynamic osmotic stress conditions using spectro-microscopical approaches (e.g. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging: FLIM)

In addition to biology students with molecular background, the work might also be of interest for master students in Nano-Science and Biochemistry.

We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, and cutting-edge techniques. The position is available immediately.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter
ZMBP/Plant Physiology

3. Etage, room 3R19

Auf der Morgenstelle 32

72076 Tübingen, Germany

+49 (0)7071 2972605

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10.10.18

Bachelor/Master thesis project
“Functional studies of plant nuclear lamina proteins”
The nuclear envelope of eukaryotic cells not only serves as a physical barrier separating
nuclear content from the cytoplasm but also plays critical roles in modulating the proper
three-dimensional organization of genomic DNA. In plants, the nuclear periphery (NP) is
enriched for heterochromatin, which is highly condensed and inactive. However, it is poorly
understood that how the plant nuclear lamina (a fibrillar network underneath the nuclear
envelope) interacts with specific chromatin regions positioned at the NP, and how such
chromatin-lamina interaction contributes to plant growth and development. Plant “lamins”
have been found to be involved in modulating chromatin organization at the NP, however,
their molecular mechanisms are unknown.

As a critical component of a project aiming to understand the biological meaning of threedimensional
chromatin organization in plants, this thesis work is mainly about the
identification and characterization of protein interaction partners of plant “lamin” proteins. In
addition to regular molecular cloning, you will learn and practice methods/techniques:

  • Phenotypic analysis of plants having lamin genes knocked-down and/or knocked-out
  • Immunoprecipitation of protein complexes

depending on the progress, you will possibly learn:

  • Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
  • Chromosome conformation capture coupled with next generation sequencing (Hi-C)


We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, and cutting-edge
techniques to address questions in plant functional genomics in the 3D world.
Thesis work start date: available immediately
Contact person:

Dr. Chang LIU (junior research group leader)
Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen
Tel: +49-(0)7071-2974608
Email: chang.liuspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de
http://www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de/gen-genetics/researchgroups/liu.html

 

 

14.8.18

Master and or Bachelor Thesis in Plant Pathogen Interactions (RG El Kasmi)

Our research group in the Department for Plant Physiology at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, is offering the possibility for a highly motivated Master and or Bachelor (of Biology, Biochemistry or Cellular Nanoscience) student to do her/his thesis project in our lab.

We are currently working on the characterization of interactors of a plant immune receptor of the NLR family. We would like to validate the preliminary results (interactions observed in yeast-2-hybrid screen) and to further cell biologically, genetically and biochemically characterize the function of the identified proteins during (NLR-mediated) immunity.
The project will include the following methods:
•    Molecular analysis (cloning, bacterial transformation, etc.)
•    In planta Protein-protein interaction studies (co-immunoprecipitation, BiFC and FRET interaction assays)
•    Genetic studies (crosses, genotyping, etc.)
•    Plant infection assays
We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, a well-equipped lab as well as an international and cooperative research team.
For applying, please send an email with a short motivation statement to Dr. Farid El Kasmi at farid.el-kasmispam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de
For more details about the ZMBP and our research, please visit:
http://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/zentren/zmbp/res/plant-physiology/research-groups/elkasmi/

 

15.5.18

Master Thesis in Plant Biochemistry

Our research group in the Department for Plant Biochemistry at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, is offering a position for a highly motivated Master student.

We are currently working on the characterization of a plant immunity regulator. We would like to understand the role of phospholipases during plant immune responses. Recent results show a negative regulatory function of a certain PLD and interaction with important key-players of plant innate immunity. The aim of the work will be to validate the preliminary results and to further biochemically characterize the protein.

· The project will include the following methods:

 

We offer an innovative and scientifically stimulating environment, a well-equipped lab as well as an international and cooperative research team. You should apply if you are a biology or biochemistry student who is enthusiastic about science and keen on learning new techniques.

For further information and for applying please contact andrea.gustspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de.

For more details about the ZMBP, please visit:

http://www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de/zmbp.html

 



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