A one year or 6 months Master’s research project position in regulation of plant energy metabolism.
The incumbent needs to be enrolled in a Masters degree in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent in a European university. Knowledge in molecular biology techniques is a merit and both teaching and writing skills in English are a requirement. The project can be part of the UPSC Masters in plant biotechnology program or be tailored to the needs of an external Masters degree. For more information and to apply please send a cover letter and a short CV.
The student will investigate how the mitochondrial metabolism contributes to pacing the nitrogen remobilization during leaf senescence in the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. This work will include genetics, use of knockouts and overexpressors lines, and metabolic studies on these lines.
Supervisor: Olivier Keech, Dept of Plant Physiology, UmU