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Cyanobacterial Cell Project

Wim Vermaas wim at asu.edu
Wed Jul 18 15:26:23 EST 2001

Dear Colleague:

We anticipate receiving funding from the US Department of Energy for a
Microbial Cell Project aimed at providing an integrative view of the
structure, protein localization/composition, metabolism, and
energy/electron flow in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.
 The proteome, metabolite levels, and the molecular physiology will be
compared in various mutant strains and under different environmental
conditions. The long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive metabolic
model of Synechocystis from the information obtained.  Of particular
interest to us will be processes related to photosynthesis and
respiration.  Complementing this effort, a three-dimensional analysis
of the Synechocystis ultrastructure will be performed.

The project will include funding for several postdoctoral fellows.  We
would like to request your help in identifying suitable candidates
trained in biochemistry, proteomics, molecular metabolism/physiology,
electron transfer analysis, and/or structural investigations
(including immunolocalization) of photosynthetic and/or prokaryotic
systems. Experience with cyanobacteria is preferred but not required. 
Structural and metabolic investigations (focusing on photosynthetic,
respiratory, and related pathways) will be carried out at Arizona
State University (Wim Vermaas and Robby Roberson), and proteome
analysis will be done at the University of California - Los Angeles
(Julian Whitelegge and Kym Faull). Scientists focusing on proteome
analysis will be located at UCLA, and researchers in molecular
physiology, molecular genetics, and structural aspects of the project
will be stationed at ASU.  Please forward this information to
potential candidates for one of the postdoc positions. Thanks in

Candidates are asked to send (1) a statement with their expertise and
research interests, (2) a CV and publication list, and (3) names and
addresses of at least 3 references to: Wim Vermaas, Dept. of Plant
Biology and Photosynthesis Center, Arizona State University, Box
871601, Tempe, AZ 85287-1601, USA; Email: wim at asu.edu.

Sincerely yours,

Wim Vermaas

-------- Wim Vermaas                              phone: (480)965-3698
Department of Plant Biology, and         fax: (480)965-6899 Center for
the Study of Early            Email: wim at asu.edu
   Events in Photosynthesis
Arizona State University
Box 871601
Tempe, AZ  85287-1601, USA

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