One Ph.D and one M.S. Graduate Assistantship in
Plant Biotechnology =96 Bioenergy at the University of Florida
One Ph.D and one M.S. Graduate Assistantship is available for Spring 2009 i=
n the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, headed by Dr. Fredy Altpete=
r (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/altpeter.shtml). Our research integ=
rates advanced genetic transformation technology and functional genomics to=
identify, isolate and engineer limiting factors for molecular improvement =
of biomass/bioenergy grasses (http://agnetonline.com/2008/03/24/uf-receives=
Lignocellulosic materials produced by biomass grasses are a promising feeds=
tock to produce low-cost ethanol, their improvement using biotechnological =
approaches will reduce costs associated with biomass conversion to fuel. Ri=
sk assessment and development of risk management strategies are essential c=
omponents of this molecular grass improvement program.
The selected candidate will focus on construction of plant expression vecto=
rs for over-expression of candidate genes, generation of transgenic or muta=
genized grasses, molecular, phenotypic and physiological characterization o=
f transgenic grasses. The preferred candidate would have hands-on experienc=
e in a range of molecular biology and/or tissue culture protocols.
Send applications including CV, GRE and Toefl scores to altpeter from ufl.edu<ma=
ilto:altpeter from ufl.edu> before Sept. 15th 2008.
Gainesville, the home town of the University of Florida, is located half wa=
y between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico with a population of 16=
0 000 (48 000 students) and has frequently achieved top ratings in quality =
of life and affordability http://gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=
More information on the University of Florida is available at http://www.uf=
l.edu<http://www.ufl.edu/>. University of Florida is an Affirmative Action/=
Equal Opportunity Employer (male/female) and does not discriminate on the b=
asis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenshi=
p, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam Era Veteran stat=
us in the offering of all benefits, services, and educational and employmen=
t opportunities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.