MSc Project for 6 or 12 months in Totte Niittylä's group
One third of the Arabidopsis genes and proteins remain uncharacterised. In order to break new ground and identify previously uncharacterised essential cell processes, we investigate meristem expressed, evolutionarily-conserved single copy Arabidopsis genes of unknown function. We are now looking for a highly motivated MSc student to join the project. You will perform genetic and phenotypic analysis and cell biology experiments on Arabidopsis lines with mutations in essential genes.
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 experimental design and scientific writing.
Additional background information
You are in the last year of your degree and have a background in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular plant biology or equivalent. Knowledge of molecular biology techniques and good English is a requirement.