ORGANISATION/COMPANYLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE09/01/2020 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONLuxembourg › Esch-Belval
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/02/2020
Suberin is an insoluble polyester anchored in the inner part of the cell wall. Suberin has been widely investigated in the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, the tubers of Solanum tuberosum, the bark of Quercus suber L. and more recently in the skin of russeted apples. Our group recently found that the apple MYB93 regulates the whole suberization process. However, it is still uncertain whether MYB93 directly activates the transcription of suberin synthesis, or if intermediary regulators are involved in this process. Our previous gene expression profiling studies underlined number of MYB, NAC and WRKY transcriptional regulators, which are involved in the suberization process.
The aim of this master trainee project is to assess the function of one of these candidates using techniques such as transient overexpression in tobacco leaves, qPCR, whole gene expression profiling (RNA-seq), and analytical chemistry.
- Basic background in molecular biology
- General good ability to use data treatment softwares (the candidate will handle tools going from excel to statistical and bioinformatics softwares)
- French and English (spoken and written)
EURAXESS offer ID: 471118
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