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positions in vascular development

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Jan 5 09:27:06 EST 2004

1 Postdoctoral Research Associate &
1 Graduate Student=8A

=8Ainvited for joining the Wood Development Group
Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory
Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

We are investigating the molecular basis of vascular development and 
its diversity. We have started to search for Arabidopsis mutants with 
an altered cellular organization of procambium. The WOODEN LEG 
(WOL/CRE1) locus is essential for cell proliferation during 
procambial development and it encodes a cytokinin receptor (M=E4h=F6nen 
et al. Genes Dev 14: 2938; Inoue et al. Nature 409:1060). ALTERED 
PHLOEM DEVELOPMENT (APL) locus is required for proper vascular tissue 
identity and codes for a transcription factor (Bonke, Thitamadee et 
al. Nature 426: 181). In addition, we have identified new mutants 
potentially informative for procambial development (see our www page).
Consequently, we want to investigate whether the molecular components 
identified in Arabidopsis likewise regulate development of  the 
vascular cambium of a tree. As a support for this hypothesis, we have 
recently identified CRE1/WOL-like genes that are active in the 
cambial zone of a birch tree (Betula pendula). Furthermore, as a 
domestic collaboration our group has EST sequenced more than 10 000 
birch genes active in the cambial zone.
In order to further characterize the Arabidopsis mutants and their 
corresponding genes and functions more in-depth, as well as to 
analyze the various birch genes using functional genomics approaches 
we are looking for two scientists to join our team. These positions 
will be filled for a minimum of two years at the earliest from 1st of 
March 2004 and at the latest 1st of September 2004. The salary is 
between 1700 and 2500 Euros/month depending on qualifications and 
previous experience. Applications are considered beginning February 
2004 and are taken until a suitable candidate is found.

To apply, please contact me either by email, mail or phone:

Dr. Yk=E4 Helariutta, Plant Molecular Biology Lab, Institute of 
Biotechnology, POB 56 FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

More information from www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/plant/helariutta/,
by email: <mailto:jaakko.kangasjarvi at helsinki.fi> 
yhelariu at operoni.helsinki.fi  or by phone 09-19159422
Yk=E4 Helariutta, Ph.D., Group Leader
Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory
Institute of Biotechnology
POB 56
=46IN-00014 University of Helsinki
tel: INT+358-9-19159422
fax: INT+358-9-19159366
email: yhelariu at operoni.helsinki.fi

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