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 2017

JSMC Project No: 299/2017

Photonics as a non-destructive investigation strategy for biofilms

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

JSMC Project No: 121/2017

The role of small RNAs in plant-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) communication

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ian Baldwin, Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe

JSMC Project No: 122/2017

Pea aphids and their secondary bacterial endosymbionts: exploring the occurrence, effects and mechanism of a widespread symbiosis

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon, Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe

JSMC Project No: 123/2017

Killing and prey discrimination of pathogenic fungi by a mycophagus amoeba

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Falk Hillmann, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube

JSMC Project No: 124/2017

Towards therapeutic microbes: Synthetic antifungal bacteria

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Gerald Lackner, Prof. Dr. Ilse Jacobsen

JSMC Project No: 298/2017

Whose microbiome is it? Adaptive interactions of keystone species in plant microbiome

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Matthew Agler, Dr. Falk Hillmann

Two PhD positions at the chair of Synthetic Biotechnology:

PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Miriam Rosenbaum-Agler

ILRS PhD Projects offered within the Recruitment Call 2017

ILRS Project No: 01/2017:

Community resource availability as a driver of convergent microbe-microbe interaction types and microbial community structures

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Matthew Agler

ILRS Project No: 02/2017:

Metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis of the defensive role of Actinobacteria within the fungus-growing termite system

PhD Supervisor: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns

ILRS Project No: 03/2017:

Mechanisms of bacterial interactions with human pathogenic fungi - the interaction between Aspergillus fumigatus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. A. Brakhage

ILRS Project No: 04/2017:

From single-cell to whole-organ monitoring: Morphokinetic characterisation of infection via quantitative image analysis

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. T. Figge

ILRS Project No: 05/2017:

Influence of the microbiome on Candida colonization and infection

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ilse Jacobsen

ILRS Project No: 06/2017:

Nuclear identity and nuclear migration in Schizophyllum commune

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe

ILRS Project No: 07/2017:

Exploring the Role of Light in Microalgal-Pathogen Interactions

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag

ILRS Project No: 08/2017:

Systems level analysis to elucidate the interplay of host-microbiome in critical illness

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Gianni Panagiotou

ILRS Project No: 09/2017:

The Effect of Bacterial Natural Products on Multicellular Development

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Pierre Stallforth

ILRS Project No: 10/2017:

Biosynthesis of sphingolipid inhibitors in fungi

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Vito Valiante

ILRS Project No: 11/2017:

Communication via extracellular vesicles between immune cells and the human-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. A. Brakhage, Dr. Matthew Blango