Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP)

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Postdoc Position in the ERC Project: DIVERSIPHAGY

3.1.22

ERC Postdoc 2022.pdf

Research: Our group at the ZMBP Tübingen is interested in the role of protein homeostasis networks such as autophagy and the proteasome. In our interdisciplinary group, using cell biological, biochemical, and genetic approaches, we are studying how protein degradation pathways are modulated during plant-microbe interactions.

In the ERC project DIVERSIPHAGY we want to obtain a holistic picture of the role of autophagy in plant-microbe interactions by utilizing bacterial, genetic, and cellular diversity. So far, we have identified that (i) root microbiota are inducing autophagy in roots and shoots, (ii) commensal bacteria can compensate impaired growth in autophagy mutants and (iii) specific bacteria are enriched/depleted using microbial profiling under autophagy modulated conditions. Based on this we continue answering following questions:

  • How does the microbiome mechanistically induce autophagy? Which specific microbes modulate autophagy?
  • How does organ-specific modulation of autophagy influence the microbiome?
  • Can we use the microbiome to identify the autophagy degradome and autophagy factors?
  • How does the microbiome impact other degradation pathways (e.g., proteasome) in shoots and roots?

Requirements:
We are looking for Postdoc (f,m,d) with proven expertise in plant molecular biology and microbiology. Prior experiences to study plant/root-microbe interactions and microbiome (e.g., FlowPot System, SynComs) are highly advantageous. Excellent English communication skills as well as teamwork abilities are expected. Work within the project will include microbial, cell biological (confocal microscopy), biochemical (proteomics), genetic and (single cell) transcriptomic approaches using Arabidopsis and commensal bacteria as model organisms. No prior experience with autophagy is required!
More information can be found on our lab homepage: http://theustunlab.com/

The position is available immediately. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application by email as a composite pdf-file in English. Please include a letter of motivation with your research interests and why you think this project is suitable for you, CV, name and addresses of at least two referees via email: suayib.uestuenspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

The ZMBP is a world‐class center for Plant Biology research and is situated in a 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. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

 

 

 

 

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Graduate students (Doktoranden)

 

22.9.2022

PhD position (f/m/d) in Plant Development focusing on stem cell specificity

We are interested in the molecular mechanisms regulating stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the context of the periderm: the barrier that protects the plant vasculature from the environment during the increase in girth of plant organs.

Our ongoing projects focus on different aspects of periderm formation such as the establishment of the stem cells of cork cambium, the differences, and commonality among stem cells of cambia and how the environment modulates cambial activity. The Arabidopsis root is our current model system, and we employ advanced genetic, genomic, and imaging approaches (life confocal imaging, quantitative histology, single cell sequencing etc.).

For more info on the research topic: see Wunderling et al. 2018, Xiao et al. 2020, Andersen et al. 2021, Camphilo et al 2021, Serra et al. 2022 and Ragni Group Website.

What we are looking for:
• A curious, highly motivated person that loves doing science
• Expert in plant molecular biology (M. Sc. in plant biology, biochemistry or similar)
• Team player, goal oriented, independent thinker
• Very good oral and written English
• Prior experience in confocal microscopy, image analysis or NGS data analysis is a plus
What we are offering:
• A 3-year DFG funded PhD position
• International, vibrant, friendly working environment (> 18 plant science groups)
• State of art research infrastructure
• Additional training and soft skill/personal development via the ZMBP graduate school.

The application deadline is the 15th of October 2022

Please send your application as a single PDF (motivation letter, CV and contact details of three referees) directly to Dr. Laura Ragni (laura.ragnispam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebigen.de)

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. Salary and benefits are according to TV-L E13 in agreement with the guidelines of the University of Tübingen and the DFG.

 

17.5.22

PhD Position (m/f/d, E13‚T-VL, 65%)

Faculty of Science, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)

Our newly established research group at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student:
PhD position in
Cell polarity establishment in the early plant embryo

The ideal applicant should have a background in molecular biology, genetics and/or biochemistry.

This third-party funded project focuses on cell polarity establishment in the zygote of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and cell fate acquisition in the resulting daughter cells in the early embryo. We are addressing molecular mechanisms of signal perception and transduction in asymmetric cell divisions using the ERECTA-YODA pathway as prototype MAP kinase signaling pathway. We are offering a stimulating, interactive work environment with state-of-the-art equipment.

Applicants should be highly motivated and technically versatile, ideally with a drive to work at the intersection of developmental genetics and protein biochemistry in an interactive, collaborative group. For more details, visit our lab website www.bayerlab.org or contact us directly.

Interested candidates can apply immediately or until the position is filled. Preferred start date would be July 2022. Applications including a short motivation statement, CV, research experience and contact details of two references will be accepted until the position is filled.

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. Formal employment procedures will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen. Salary and benefits are according to TV-L E13 in agreement with the guidelines of the University of Tübingen and the DFG.

Please send your application by e-mail as a single PDF-file to
Dr. Martin Bayer (martin.bayerspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de)

 

 

 

28.04.2022

PhD position in
Plant Molecular Biology

Our research group at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), University of Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student. The appropriate candidate should have a background in cell and molecular biology and/or biochemistry.

14-3-3 dimers are crucial for the modification of the activity state of various client proteins upon phosphorylation. We currently tackle the analysis of 14-3-3 association with NPH3 – an essential component of the phototropic response (see: Nature Communications (2021), 12: 6128, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26332-6). The project aims to address the impact of 14-3-3: NPH3 complex assembly on formation of auxin gradients required for phototropism.

Who should apply? People that show enthusiasm for science, that take initiative and are constructive team players. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include CV, research experience and contact details of two references.

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.

Please send your application as a single PDF-file to
Prof. Claudia Oecking by email to claudia.oeckingspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

 

10th January 2022

PhD position in Plant Development focusing root barriers

A 3-4-year PhD position is currently available in the group of Dr. Ragni at the Center for Plant
Molecular Biology (ZMBP) in the framework of the consortium SFB1101 (Molecular encoding of
Specificity in Plant Processes)
. The ZMBP, situated in a brand-new and well-equipped building at
the University of Tübingen, is a world-class center that brings together more than 18 groups working
on plant science.

Our group is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cork formation using the
Arabidopsis root as a model system. During secondary growth, the cork acts as an armor and protects
the plant from biotic and abiotic stresses. Our ongoing-projects focus on different aspects of cork
differentiation such as the establishment of a functional root barrier (suberin and lignin deposition),
the cork regulatory network and how the environment modulates cork development. For further
information see Wunderling et al. 2018, Xiao et al. 2020, Andersen et al 2021 and Serra et al. 2022.

We are looking for a highly talented and motivated candidate with outstanding communication skills,
capable of working independently in a goal oriented manner. The successful candidate should have
a M.Sc. or equivalent in Plant biology, Plant biotechnology or Plant biochemistry (or similar) and
training in molecular biology. Previous experience in advanced confocal microscopy, image analysis
or protein interaction will be highly appreciated. She/he will join the ZMBP graduate program that
offers a broad interdisciplinary training in the molecular life sciences.

Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable
candidate is found. Please send your application as a single PDF including: motivation letter,
curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees directly to Dr. Laura Ragni
(laura.ragnispam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de).

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. Salary and benefits are according to
TV-L E13 in agreement with the guidelines of the University of Tübingen and the DFG.

Center for Plant Molecular Biology - ZMBP
www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de
Developmental Genetics
Dr. Laura Ragni
Independent Group Leader
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen
Telefon +49 7071-29-76677
Telefax +49 7071-29-5797
laura.ragnispam prevention@zmbp.unituebingen.de
Research Group Ragni

 

 

 

20.12.21

PhD position in the NanoSignaling Lab.

PhD position in the NanoSignaling Lab.pdf

A PhD position is available in our laboratory in the Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP), University of Tübingen. The project is part of the CRC1101 which aims at deciphering molecular coding of specificity in plant processes.

Research.
Our group uses multi-disciplinary approaches in genetics, biochemistry, and live-cell super-resolution microscopy to decipher fundamental aspects of the regulation of cell surface signaling in plants. We notably address how plasma membrane nano-environments are formed and how they orchestrate signaling.

Environment.
The ZMBP is a world-class institution in molecular plant biology, benefiting from brand-new infrastructures within the University of Tübingen science campus, and recognized for many conceptual and technological breakthroughs in the fields of plant-microbe interactions, plant development and cell biology notably. The ZMBP is equipped with cutting-edge microscopes, in-house proteomic, metabolomic and plant transformation facilities. Tübingen is an international, dynamic and lively university town.

Candidates.
The candidate must hold a master’s degree in biology or biochemistry. Successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Previous experience in plant biology and/or live-cell imaging will be an advantage but is not necessarily required. Excellent English written and oral skills, and team-work abilities are required.

The position is preferably offered from 1st of February 2022 onwards, but an alternative starting date could be arranged. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must submit a single PDF comprised of a motivation letter explaining your research interests, an up-to-date CV and the names of 2 referees to julien.gronnierspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de.  

 

 


Undergraduate students (Bachelor, Master)

Permanent advertisement

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:
uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/zentren/zmbp/res/plant-physiology/research-groups/elkasmi/

 

Permanent advertisement

Master and/or Bachelor 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 seeking highly motivated Master and Bachelor students.
Our department is working on the characterization of plant immunity receptors and their regulators, as well as downstream signaling pathways.
Projects generally include the following methods:

  • Generation of plant mutants and their characterization
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification
  • In vitro and in vivo phosphorylation experiments
  • Protein-protein interaction studies (co-immunoprecipitation, yeast two-hybrid and FRET-FLIM interaction assays)
  • Molecular and physiological studies (cloning, real time-PCR, 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. You should apply if you are a biology or biochemistry student who is enthusiastic about science and keen on learning new techniques.
For applying, please send an email with a short motivation statement (attachments as pdf-files only) to 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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