ESR1-NL: Peroxisome-vacuole membrane contact sites (MCS) in yeast

Reference: ESR1-NL

A PhD position is available at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Project title: Peroxisome-vacuole membrane contact sites (MCS) in yeast

  • Comparison of wild-type and peroxisome-deficient yeast cells by metabolomics/lipidomics to identify how peroxisome deficiency affects cell metabolism and signalling networks.
  • To identify novel contact site proteins using proteomic approaches and bioinformatics search for homologues
  • Validation of selected, putative yeast contact site proteins using advanced microscopy techniques including correlative light and electron microscopy
  • Detailed functional analysis of selected novel vacuolar contact site proteins (peroxisome biogenesis, dynamics and metabolism) in mutant strains using biochemical, microscopy and “omics’ approaches.

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. I.J. van der Klei (
Co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. R. Erdmann & Dr. M. Danielsen (MS-Omics ApS)
Planned secondments: Ruhr University Bochum, University of Freiburg, MS-Omics ApS
Required subject specific skills and expertise: a master’s degree in molecular life sciences (molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry). Experience in yeast research is advantageous, but not mandatory.
Application deadline: 28/10/2018
Starting date:  April 1, 2019

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The previous deadline for applications has been extended until October 28.

Please note: Applications that have already been submitted are well received and under consideration. No further action is required on behalf of applicants who applied before the previous deadline

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