Project 1: Evolutionarily-conserved essential single copy Arabidopsis genes
Project 2: Nitrogen and carbon metabolism interaction in cell wall development

Niittylä group is looking for a highly motivated MSc student to join our research on plant cell biology. You can choose between two projects: In the first project you will perform genetic and phenotypic analysis and cell biology experiments on a collection of Arabidopsis lines with mutations in evolutionarily conserved single copy genes. In the second project you will study the interaction of nitrogen/carbon metabolism in relation to cell wall biosynthesis using Arabidopsis mutants we recently identified. You will have the opportunity to be trained in state-of-the-art techniques in plant genetics, plant molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and microscopy, as well as scientific thinking and writing.

Qualifications:

You need a background in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular plant biology or equivalent. Knowledge of molecular biology techniques and good English is a requirement.

Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.

Further information:

Totte Niittylä, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wei Wang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.