Are you interested in structural biology? Do you want to work in the international, world-class institute and publish in the best scientific journals? Max Planck Research Group at Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology has two Ph.D. positions available for students who would like to start their adventure with science this Autumn.
Ph.D. Programme in Biomedical Sciences is a programme at the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The Doctoral School unites 3 independent institutes – the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB), Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) and National Synchrotron Radiation Centre (SOLARIS). All information about the Doctoral School, how to apply and the school program you can find on MCB website (HERE).
The description of the projects available in Glatt Lab:
Structural biology – Max Planck Laboratory
1) Project title: Single-particle cryo-EM in tRNA biology
Project description: The project is based on our fundamental interest in tRNA biology. The advent of Cryo-EM has opened the possibility to look at individual biological molecules directly without the need of forming crystals (MX) or using labeling methods (NMR). We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. candidate that is interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary project, which is placed at the interface between RNA biochemistry and bioinformatics that will provide intense training in single particle cryo-EM. The project is based on a collaborative network with the IIMCB (PL), Sichuan University (CHN), and Stanford University (USA). Additional funding might become available during the course of the project
2) Project title: Structural and functional characterization of large macromolecular complexes involved in translational control in eukaryotes
Project description: The project will focus on the structural and functional characterization of large macromolecular complexes involved in translational control in eukaryotes. The project will include the production of different multi-subunit protein complexes in insect cells and their structural characterization using single particle Cryo-EM. We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. candidate that is interested in protein biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology. The project is based on collaborative projects with the University of Bern (CH), the University of Regensburg (GER), the MPI for biophysical chemistry (GER) and the University of Queensland (AUS). Additional funding might become available during the course of the project.