Vacant Projects

Various PhD research projects are offered within the current Recruitment Call jointly organized by the

Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)

and the

Please note that the current Call for Applications is closed and that the candidate selection is already ongoing.
Further applications for the projects below can not be considered.

JSMC PhD Projects offered within the Recruitment Call 2016/2

JSMC Project No: 117/2016

Photonics as a non-destructive investigation strategy for biofilms

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

JSMC Project No: 118/2016

Basidiomycete adaptations in mating interactions

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe, Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage

JSMC Project No: 119/2016

Adaptive traits as mediators of stress response and virulence in Lichtheimia

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Kerstin Voigt, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube

JSMC Project No: 120/2016

Directed evolution of antibiotic producers

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Hajo Kries, Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck

ILRS PhD Projects offered within the Recruitment Call 2016/2

ILRS Project No: 02/2016:

The defensive roles of terpenoid resin in Norway spruce and the regulation of terpenoid biosynthesis

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon

ILRS Project No: 03/2016:

The impact of the interaction of the receptors of the Dectin-1 gene cluster in fungal and bacterial infections

PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt

ILRS Project No: 04/2016:

Immune evasion of clinical pneumococcal isolates derived from infant patients with the kidney disease hemolytic uremic syndrome

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter F. Zipfel

ILRS Project No: 05/2016:

Biosynthesis of basidiomycete polyenes

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoffmeister

ILRS Project No: 06/2016:

Dissection of the Candida albicans lipase gene family and its role in commensalism and pathogenicity

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube

ILRS Project No: 07/2016:

The impact of redox regulation on the stress response of Aspergillus fumigatus and its role in host-pathogen interaction

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Olaf Kniemeyer

ILRS Project No: 08/2016:

Combinatorial biosynthesis of nonribosomal peptide antibiotics

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Hajo Kries