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FNP TEAM grant

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics announces a TEAM research project entitled: „Metal-dependent peptide hydrolysis. Tools and mechanisms for biotechnology, toxicology and supramolecular chemistry” (project leader Prof. Wojciech Bal).

The project concerns biotechnological and toxicological aspects of metal ion dependent sequence-specific reaction of peptide bond hydrolysis. This reaction, characterized with an absolute selectivity for a narrow class of peptide sequences, has biotechnological applications, e.g. for an improvement of purification procedures for recombinant proteins. Another aspect of the project is an identification and studies of molecular aspects of reactivity in toxic processes, related to unwanted hydrolysis within specific protein domains, zinc fingers in particular. The analysis of reactivity of the family of hydrolysis products, square planar complexes of hydrolytically active metal ions, is a yet another area of interest of the project. On the one hand, these complexes generate and activate reactive oxygen, thus being potential intracellular toxins, on the other they may serve as building blocks and catalytic elements for supramolecular chemistry.

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International PhD Program in Molecular Biology

PhD projects will be realized in the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences or in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, in collaboration with a number of foreign partner institutions.

  • 19 four-year PhD projects available in four major areas of molecular biology:
    - DNA metabolism
    - RNA biogenesis and its control
    - mechanisms of cellular signalling and trafficking
    - applied molecular biology
  • Long-term visit(s) to foreign partner laboratories (6-24 months)
  • Multidisciplinary training Fellowship: 3500-5000 PLN/month (900-1200 Euro/month)
  • Starting date: October 2010

Information about individual projects is available here.
Recruitment of PhD students starts in April 2010. Interviews will be held at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the end of May 2010. Candidates should hold a Master of Science degree (or equivalent) obtained not later than October 1, 2010. Deadline for application submission: May 5, 2010 List of required documents and detailed recruitment procedures are described here.
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