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Post Doc Position

P. Dupree p.dupree at bioc.cam.ac.uk
Sun Apr 7 12:07:57 EST 1996

									Postdoctoral Position

A postdoc is required to join an expanding plant biochemistry group 
situated in laboratories in the heart of Cambridge. We are interested in 
membrane trafficking and protein targeting in plant cells. The aim of the 
project is to develop techniques for the identification and analysis of 
novel plasma membrane proteins. There are many unique aspects of the plant 
plasma membrane, including the presence of receptors for hormonal and 
developmental signals and proteins of the response to pathogens, making 
this membrane particularly interesting for study. The project is part of a 
collaboration with several other European laboratories to develop a 2D 
PAGE database of plasma membrane proteins, using the model plant 
Arabidopsis thaliana.

This project will involve cell fractionation and analysis of 2D gels, in 
part using computer software. Technical assistance will be provided in 
running the 2D gels. The interesting spots will be analysed through 
N-terminal protein sequencing and peptide mass spectroscopy, in 
collaboration with Dr Len Packman, in this Department. The trafficking and 
targeting of particularly interesting proteins may be studied in more 

The position is funded by the EC for up to two and half years. Salary will 
be on the RA1A scale, currently £14317-£19848 p.a., depending on age and 
Enquiries should be sent to Dr. Paul Dupree to reach him by April 29th 
1996 at :
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, 
Cambridge CB2 1QW, U.K.
Tel:+44 1223 333340
Fax:+44 1223 333345
E-mail: p.dupree at bioc.cam.ac.uk

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the highest quality in teaching and research.

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