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PhD student position in Switzerland

Uta Paszkowski uta.paszkowski at bioveg.unige.ch
Mon Apr 19 11:13:11 EST 2004

PhD student position available

Laboratoire de Genetique vegetale

    A PhD student position is available in the field of arbuscular 
mycorrhizal symbiosis in maize. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi 
associate intimately with more than 80% of the vascular plants and 
enhance the phosphate nutrition of their hosts. At present relatively 
little is known about the molecular components responsible for the 
signal exchange leading to mutual recognition, the establishment and 
maintenance of the symbiosis. The identification of plant mutants 
exhibiting altered mycorrhizal phenotypes and the subsequent cloning 
of the corresponding mutated genes selects factors crucial for the 
formation of a functional AM symbiosis.

    The project makes use of already identified mutants in maize 
displaying altered mycorrhizal properties and will involve cloning 
and characterization of genes from transposon induced alleles.

    The position is immediately available. A background in plant 
molecular biology and genetics is preferred but not required. 
Motivated students should please send their applications to:

Dr. Uta Paszkowski
Universite de Geneve
Laboratoire de Genetique vegetale
Sciences III
30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneve 4
email: uta.paszkowski at bioveg.unige.ch

off:  ++41-22-379 3022
lab:  ++41-22-379 3033
cell: ++41-79-780 3055
fax:  ++41-22-379 3107


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