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EU code
13.1 - Biology
Mobility
4 - Post-Doc
Location
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Subject
Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Course/Program
PostDoc in Molecular mechanisms regulating cytokinin metabolism in the plant cell
Language
English
Language requirements
IELTS (7,0) or TOEFL iBT (95)
Academic requirements
A PhD degree in following subject areas: - molecular biology - genetics - plant biology/physiology - developmental biology - cell biology - biochemistry
Max available positions
1
Information
Cytokinin is a plant hormone that influences many aspects of plant growth and development. It is a key morphogenic factor controlling cell division and differentiation. The cellular concentration of active cytokinin molecules is decisive factor for the correct physiological responses and is therefore tightly regulated by multiple reactions. Metabolically, most relevant processes maintaining the cellular cytokinin homeostasis are de novo biosynthesis, catabolic degradation, as well as various metabolic interconversions and modifications The project will be mainly focus on characterization of molecular mechanisms regulating the catabolic pathway, which involves cytokinin oxidases/dehydrogenases enzymes. Further, the intracellular distribution of the hormone molecules and the transporting protein machinery mediating this process will be studied. A broad spectrum of genetic, molecular biological, cellular and biochemical approaches and setups will be employed.
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Duration
6 months between Oct 1 2014 and Apr 1 2015
Contact person
Dr. Tomas Werner (tower@zedat.fu-berlin.de)