Job posted by KU Leuven (10/11/2016 03.00)
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For the Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) we are looking for a motivated PhD candidate to study the regulation of the central metabolism of pear fruit through metabolic flux analysis.
The lab of Prof. Nicolai consists of a team of young, dynamic and enthousiastic researchers that investigates the physiology of perishable fruits and vegetables after harvest. We offer a stimulating work environment for those who are interested in scientific research on the verge of fundamental and applied research, with a high relevance to making a more sustainable world. KU Leuven is a world-class university and ranked 35 on the Times Higher Eduction World University Rankings.
Pear fruit are often stored in low oxygen conditions to reduce their respiration and thus extend their storage life while avoiding fermentation. Recently we have found indications for the existence of a regulatory system at the transcriptomic or posttranslational level inducing a dynamic adaptation of the central metabolism that reduces respiration even more than expected from the obvious substrate inhibition mechanism at the level oft he oxidative phosphorylation.
The aim for your PhD will be to unravel the mechanisms responsible for the regulation of the central metabolism of pear fruit with experimental work on transcriptomics and metabolomics changes taking place during the conditioning of pear cell cultures and tissue disks. You will use 13C metabolic flux analysis to estimate fluxes in the main respiratory pathways, and carry out RNAseq to investigate changes in gene expression. From your data you will be able to develop more realistic and accurate kinetic pathway models for pear respiration.
Nr of positions available : 1
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Biological sciences - Botany
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
The lab offers you a 4 year PhD position. The lab will support you in all aspects in order to successfully obtain a PhD degree and a proper scientific training. You will be given opportunities to participate at national and international meetings.Leuven is a small city in the heart of Europe close to Brussels with a rich historic background. With more than 40 000 students it provides a vibrant environment for both research and living.
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Reference number BAP-2016-588
The lab is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong background in plant science and molecular and biochemical techniques. You are eager to become part of a an international interdisciplinary team to perform cutting-edge research.You have a critical mind and you are willing to learn new techniques. You are required to have a Master degree (or equivalent) in Bioscience Engineering,Biology or Biochemistry.
For more information please contact Dr. Maarten Hertog, tel.: +32 16 32 23 76, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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