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13.1 - Biology
3 - PhD
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
PhD Degree in Developmental dynamics of tissue specific proteomes
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
MSc degree in Biological Sciences, average grade 2.4 or better (German grading system)
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How cells acquire identity remains a fundamental problem in biology. This is true in the context of development, where undifferentiated cells subdivide, cross-regulate, and organize into distinct tissues and cell types. In collaboration with the lab of Matthias Selbach, the prospective student will combine Drosophila genetics, developmental biology, and proteomic approaches to analyze the protein content of distinct tissues (e.g., mesoderm, neuroectoderm, dorsal ectoderm, etc.). Furthermore, the proteome dynamics over developmental time from unspecified cells to specification to differentiation will be assessed. The results will not only give important insights into basic developmental biology and tissue differentiation from a proteomic perspective, but also shed light on the more fundamental problem of how transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation are reflected at the protein level.
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36 months between Jul 15 2014 and Jul 14 2017
Contact person
Dr. Robert Zinzen (