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Computational Biology PhD Position University of Wuerzburg

PhD position avaliable in the Computational Evolutionary Biology group
at the Department of Bioinformatics of the University of Wuerzburg.

In a BMBF funded project, we want to compare the evolution of genomes
with the development of languages. We want to address questions like
the following: Why can the meaning of the word ‘Augenblick’ not be
deduced from the words ‘Auge’ and ‘Blick’? How does the function of
two genes change, if they are fused? Why does nobody use the word
‘unvorgreiflich’ any longer? Is the rate of gene loss comparable to
that of vanishing words? Are the differences between dialects in
bavarian villages comparable to those in the genomes of different

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We are looking for a biologist with a strong background in
bioinformatics or a bioinformatician. Experience in the analysis of
genomic data is a plus. The candidate should have a general interest in
evolutionary questions and should become acquainted with linguistics.
Language data will be analysed in close collaboration with
linguists from different insitutes (University W?rzburg, University
Trier, Institut fuer deutsche Sprache Mannheim). As all language data
are in german, strong command of german language is a requirement.

The position is funded by the BMBF for three years. Interested sudents
should email their CV and the e-mail addresses of two references to
[email protected]
For further information about the group, please visit the home page at
http://www.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/joerg_schultz.html or contact
me directly.

Internet [email protected]
Address  Bioinformatik, Biozentrum, Am Hubland
D-97074 Universitaet Wuerzburg
Tel      +49 (0)931 888 4553     Fax      +49 (0)931 888 4552

Joerg Schultz


  1. mohieldain says:

    Dear Sir
    I am from Sudan (Darfour), I wouid like to thanks on the information on your website , I have got dgree of M.Sc in chemistry , and I wish to pursue Ph.D in chemistry if this is offered at your university I would be grateful to be your student. Eagerly waiting for areply with posiblity of funding. my basic B.Sc dgree devintion second class in five years.
    Thank you mohiedain ahmed haroun

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