PhD Position in Plant-Microbe Interaction and Cell Biology (University of Tübingen, Germany)

This is to announce an open PhD position in Plant-Microbe Interaction and Cell Biology at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen (Germany).

The group at the ZMBP Tübingen is interested in the role of the proteasome and autophagy during plant immunity. Recently, they have identified that Pseudomonas syringae activates autophagy for proteasome degradation and enhanced pathogenicity. On the contrary, another bacterial pathogen, Xanthomonas euvesicatoria, which infects tomato plants, is using a bacterial effector protein to perturb autophagy.

In this project they aim to investigate:

  • Bacterial effectors from Xanthomonas and their impact on autophagy,
  • the autophagy pathway in tomato using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, and
  • bacterial effectors and their effect on endocytic degradation and vacuolar trafficking.

For more information, please download the job announcement from our EuroXanth website. Please be aware that the deadline is only “artificial”. For more information, you may also consult the lab’s website and/or contact Dr Suayib Üstün.

With kind regards,
Ralf Koebnik
IRD Montpellier

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