New opportunities to do your PhD studies in the Castello lab. We are looking for motivated students to characterise the roles of the exonuclease XRN1 and the new antiviral factor GEMIN5 in virus infection. The students will employ a broad range of high-throughput techniques (RNAseq, proteomics), state-of-the-art virology methods and computational approaches to elucidate the roles of these RNA binding proteins for a variety of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us .
Oriol Gallego works at the interface between Cell Biology and Structural Biology, and aims to resolve biological mechanisms driving cell growth. His group develop new intracellular nanotools that help to enhance the resolutive power of live-cell imaging. This toolbox allows to answer biological questions that could not be tackled by other means. They have a brand new lab and equipment. The Gallego lab is based PRBB, an excellent research center in Barcelona, which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and with a highly international scientific environment.
They seek for a Postdoc with expertise in quantitative live-cell microscopy (ideally, a microscopist with background in biophysics, optical physics or image analysis) and a PhD student (background in life-sciences, ideally with expertise in biophysics, biochemistry, structural biology or bioinformatics) to join our lab. Please, see the links for more details on the Postdoc and the PhD positions and visit www.gallegolab.org.
This scholarship will allow you to work in a multidisciplinary team between Prof. Ilan Davis (Microscopy and brain development), Alfredo Castello (RNA biology and viruses) and Martin Booth (Industrial partner Aurox.ltd).
Combining these expertise, we will build an affordable very fast confocal microscope with a small footprint, dedicated to prolonged live cell imaging of explanted brains in 3D, as well as to rapid 3D imaging of multiple single RNA molecules. Once built the microscope will have many applications. Depending on the background of the student, the work will involve a balance of optical engineering / biological experiments / data analysis. The student will have access to world leading training and collaborations through Micron Oxford to all the relevant expertise required for these three disciplines.
Our colleague Bruno Galy is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on cancer metabolism, more precisely to define how iron metabolism influences tumourigenesis. He is looking for a talented and highly motivated candidates in your entourage. Find more about this job here.