A PhD position is available with Dr Chris Hawes at Oxford Brookes
University to study the involvement of small GTPases in endocytosis.
Specifically, the successful applicant will test the hypothesis that
recycling of the PM via endocytotic vesicles is regulated by small
GTPases of the Rab family. The project will involve the construction of
transgenic cell lines expressing Rab GTPase mutants from inducible
promoters and a biotinylation assay for endocytosis developed recently
in Dr Hawes's lab. Some molecular aspects of the project will be
undertaken in collaboration with Dr Ian Moore in the Department of Plant
Sciences, Oxford University. Dr Julain Coleman, IACR Rothamsted, will
act as advisor to the project.
The project will provide good training in plant molecular biology, cell
biology, and modern microscopy.
For further details of the project and for an informal discusion please
phone Dr Chris Hawes on +44 (0)1865 483266 or e-mail
chawes at brookes.ac.uk