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12.4 - Veterinary Medicine
3 - PhD
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD Exchange in evolution of LEE
Language requirements
Participants should be fluent in both written and spoken English. Applicants from countries where English is not the language of instruction need to have obtained a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL test (or a score of at least 213 on a computer TOEFL test) or provide proof of an equivalent test or provide proof that part of their education was in English.
Academic requirements
B.Sc. Life Sciences, Experience in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics
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The locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) is a pathogenicity island (PAI) required for attaching and effacing (A/E) lesion formation induced on epithelial cells of humans and animals by enteropathogenic and numerous enterohemorrhagic E. coli strains as well as other related bacteria. In this project the phylogenetic background and distribution of the LEE within the E.coli population should be elucidated. These study will comprise computational analyzes of Next Generation Sequencing data as well as cell culture experiments.
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10 months between Oct 1 2014 and Aug 1 2015
Contact person
Torsten Semmler (