Vacant Projects

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PhD projects offered within the ongoing JSMC Recruitment

A total of 9 JSMC research projects were offered within the ongoing JSMC Recruitment Call.

JSMC Project No: 81/2014

Extraction of unstructured information related to gene regulatory interactions in human pathogenic fungi from biological research papers

PhD Supervisor: Prof. Udo HahnProf. Reinhard Guthke

JSMC Project No: 87/2014

Epigenetic control of secondary metabolism in filamentous fungi (Bioinformatic analysis and modeling)

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Ekaterina Shelest, Prof. Axel A. Brakhage, Dr. Daniel Scharf

JSMC Project No: 97/2014

Characterization of pathogen-leukocyte interaction by means of Raman spectroscopys

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Ute Neugebauer, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai

JSMC Project No: 99/2014

Control of microbial adhesion through physically and chemically nanostructured materials surfaces for the reduction of materials-associated infections

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Klaus D. Jandt, Prof. Dr. Jörg Bossert, Dr. Martin Roth, Dr. Uwe Horn

JSMC Project No: 102/2014

Basidiomycete polyketides as potential mediators in organismal interactions

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoffmeister, Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck

JSMC Project No: 103/2014

Analysis of the molecular interaction of the human pathogenic fungus Candida albicans with human immune effector cells

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorkowski, Dr. Christine Skerka, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Guthke

JSMC Project No: 104/2014

Exploring the chemical potential and mechanisms of marine microbe-invertebrate interactions

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns, Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert

JSMC Project No: 105/2014

Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Multicellular Development

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Pierre Stallforth, Prof. Dr. Thomas Winckler

JSMC Project No: 106/2014

Symbiosis-specific exudate components from the beneficial root-colonizing fungus Piriformospora indica and Arabidopsis thaliana

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ralf Oelmüller, Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage, Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert