Professor Simon Krattinger
identification of agriculturally important genes in wheat had long been limited
by its large genome, which is five times larger than the human genome. However,
recent progress in wheat genomics, including the development of several rapid
gene isolation strategies, will allow us to isolate and study the effect of
genes much more rapidly in the future. In addition, the advancements in wheat
genomics allow us nowadays to capture the sequence information of many
different wheat cultivars and wild wheat relatives, which makes comparative
analyses and genome-wide association studies feasible. The role of this PhD
position is to incorporate these genomic advancements, as well as to develop
novel approaches for gene identification and isolation. In particular, this
position will focus on the cloning of several broad-spectrum stripe rust
resistance genes in wheat.
are seeking an outstanding young scientist who has recently been awarded a MSc
degree or equivalent in genetics, molecular biology, plant biology, agronomy or
equivalent. Applicants must have a strong and demonstrated background in
molecular plant genetics, including topics such as map-based cloning,
genome-wide association studies, or high-throughput phenotyping (preferably
disease resistance). Experience in cereal research is preferable.
questions relating to the position, kindly contact Prof. Simon Krattinger, email@example.com. Please send your
application as single PDF-File by e-mail. Applications should include: full CV
and publication list, a statement of research interests not exceeding one page,
and three academic references. Applications are accepted from December 2018
until the position is filled. Position start date is April 1st 2019.