POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
A MOLECULAR, BIOCHEMICAL AND GENETIC INVESTIGATION OF FATTY ACID
BETA-OXIDATION IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA
A 3 year BBSRC (UK Government) funded position is available immediately to
work on beta-oxidation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Details of lipid mobilisation during post-germinative growth and the
importance of lipid cycling during plant development are poorly understood.
Beta-oxidation of fatty acid is central to both these processes.
A multidisciplinary approach will be taken to
(1) establish the developmental and metabolic regulation of genes encoding
(2) define the role of beta-oxidation throughout the life cycle by analysis
antisense plants for the different forms of acyl CoA oxidase (the first
committed step in peroxisomal beta-oxidation).
(3) characterise a number of mutant Arabidopsis lines that are disrupted in
This project will address important biological questions and should provide
a significant contribution to applied research in the area of storage lipid
Applicants should have a PhD in a biochemistry/molecular biology based
discipline preferably with experience in using genetic approaches to
address specific biological problems. The sucessful applicant will be part
of an active research group whose overall interest is the metabolic
regulation of genes involved in lipid mobilisation.
Further information can be obtained from Ian Graham, Division Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, I.B.L.S., University Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ U.K.
Tel. 041 339 8855 ext. 6442. E-mail: gbca59 at udcf.gla.ac.uk
To apply please forward CV and summary of research to the same address.
Division Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel. 041 339 8855 ext. 6442.
Fax. 041 330 4447
E-mail: gbca59 at udcf.gla.ac.uk