University of Helsinki offers PhD Research Position at Institute of Biotechnology in Structural Biology and Biophysics, Finland-2011
Study Subject(s):Structural Biology and Biophysics
Scholarship Provider: Institute of Biotechnology
Scholarship can be taken at: Finland
Eligibility:An appointee to the position of doctoral student shall hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal.
-Other requirements shall include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.
-Experience in either molecular biology, cell culture or protein purification and expression is required.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: Doctoral student position is available in structural and biochemical studies of neuronal synaptic leucine rich repeat proteins (LRR), such as LRRTMs and their ligands, neurexins. The goal is to obtain crystal structures of LRR proteins with their ligands and design of inhibitors to study function of these proteins with collaborators, and secondly to study folding in vivo/in vitro of these proteins. Biochemical characterization of binding and cloning and expression and protein engineering of different constructs will form the first part of the work. Several constructs are already available for expression
How to Apply: by Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2011