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Open Positions for PhD students: Laboratory of Biology of Yeast Colonies / Group of Cell Biology

published: 11.4.2017

PhD student positions are available

  • in the Laboratory of Biology of Yeast Colonies, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • in the Group of Cell Biology, Institute of Microbiology of the CAS in Prague

Both laboratories are situated in the new BIOCEV building at Vestec, nearby Prague.

Collaborative research of both groups studies mechanisms involved in development and differentiation of multicellular yeast colonies. Our previous findings provided evidences on presence of unique mechanisms and regulations involved in population differentiation and formation of specifically localized cell subpopulations with specialized functions, enabling better survival of the whole colony population.

Current research investigates regulatory network and effectors which control development and differentiation of the two types of colonies: biofilm colonies of yeast strains isolated from nature and smooth colonies of laboratory strains as a model of primitive multicellular organism.

The projects concerning following topics are available:

  • Processes involved in differentiation of biofilm yeast colonies
  • Network of regulatory pathways that controls development of yeast colonies as a model of multicellular organism
  • Differentiation of colonies and biofilms of yeast pathogen Candida glabrata

We are looking for highly motivated candidates for PhD studies to strengthen our teams. Previous knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques (recombinant DNA technology, protein expression, western blots, cell culture, microscopy and cell imaging) and of microbiology is an advantage.

The candidates should send an e-mail with a summary of their research interests and achievements together with their CVs and at least two reference contacts to:

  • Prof. RNDr, Zdena Palková, CSc. Faculty of Science, Charles University Biocev, e-mail: zdenap@natur.cuni.cz; http://prfdec.natur.cuni.cz/~zdenap/index.html
  • RNDr. Libuse Vachová, CSc., Institute of Microbiology of the CAS Biocev, e-mail: vachova@biomed.cas.cz,http://mbucas.cz/en/research/biology-of-thecell-
    and-bioinformatics/laboratory-of-cellbiology/