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PhD position open

Richard.Visser at users.PV.WAU.NL Richard.Visser at users.PV.WAU.NL
Sat Oct 30 09:11:39 EST 1999

Please find enclosed a jobdescription for  a PhD student

The Laboratory of Plant Breeding of Wageningen University has a position open 
for a 

PhD student (Assistent in Opleiding; m/f)

in the project entitled "Production of Novel Starches using Sucrases". This 
project is part of the running research programme "Biosynthesis and 
modification of polymeric carbohydrates".

The PhD student will conduct molecular biological and biochemical research 
into enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of polymeric carbohydrates like 
dextrans and mutans. The genes will be isolated and the enzymes will be 
expressed using an in vitro expression system in E. coli after which the 
characteristics of the enzymes will be determined. Genes encoding suitable 
enzymes will be expressed in different compartments in the potato tuber. 
Analysis of the  polymers will be done using a.o. HPLC and NMR. 
Willingness and ability to work in a team is a prerequisite.   

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. R.G.F. Visser. 
Email: Richard.Visser at users.pv.wau.nl. 

The PhD student will be offered a contract for 4 years at Wageningen 
University and is expected to finish the contract with a PhD thesis. The PhD 
student will participate in the Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences.

Applications accompanied by a curriculum vitae as well as names and addresses 
of two people able to give references can be send to Prof. Dr. Richard Visser, 
Lab voor Planteneveredeling, Postbus 386, 6700 AJ Wageningen.

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