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.
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.