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Postdoctoral position on aquaporins, Montpellier, France

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Oct 19 02:07:24 EST 2000

Dear colleagues:
A post-doctoral position is available to work in my laboratory on the
function and regulation  of aquaporins  in Arabidopsis.
Please could you bring this position to the attention of anyone who may be
interested. All motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular
biology and Arabidopsis genetics will be considered.
=46or more details see the attached advert.
Many thanks.

Christophe Maurel


Post-doctoral  position available:

A post-doctoral position is available to work on the MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
OF AQUAPORINS IN ARABIDOPSIS in the laboratory of Dr Christophe MAUREL,
CNRS/INRA, France.

The position  starts  immediately, is funded by the French Ministry of
Research for one year  with possibility of an extension.
The  position is only open to non-european citizens belonging to OECD
countries i.e. USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Mexico,  Brazil,
India and China.

Current research in the group includes the molecular and functional
characterisation of plant aquaporins and the study of their regulation and
physiological role in planta. For this the group combines molecular,
physiological, and genetic approaches in Arabidopsis to assay water
transport from cloned water channel molecules to native plant membranes and
organs. These approaches include (i) the molecular cloning of aquaporins
and their structure/function analysis (ii) water and solute permeability
measurements on well-defined subcellular membrane fractions (iii) pressure
probe techniques to measure water transport in intact plant cells (iv) the
isolation of knock-out aquaporin mutants and their phenotypic analysis.
=46or recent references of the laboratory see:
Maurel C (1997) Annu. Rev. Plant Physiol. Plant Mol. Biol. 48: 399-429.
Maurel C et al. (1997)  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  94: 7103-7108.
Gerbeau P. et al. (1999) Plant J. 18 : 1-11.

The candidate will participate in either one of the two main projects of
the group  and study (i) at the cellular and molecular levels the
regulatory mechanisms which target aquaporins or (ii) the integrated
function of aquaporins in T-DNA insertion Arabidopsis mutants.

The research will be carried out in the Plant Molecular Physiology
Laboratory, INRA/ ENSAM/ CNRS in Montpellier (South of France), in the
context of a new CNRS research group lead by Dr C. Maurel. The host
institute has world-wide recognized records in plant membrane and stress

All motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and
Arabidopsis genetics will be considered.
Applications including a description of previous research experience and
names and addresses of two possible referees should be sent by Email to
Christophe Maurel (maurel at ensam.inra.fr)


Dr Christophe Maurel
Biochimie et Physiologie Mol=E9culaire des Plantes
2, Place Viala
=46-34 060 Montpellier Cedex 1

Phone: + 33 (0)4 99 61 20 11
=46ax  : + 33 (0)4 67 52 57 37


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