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Algae Research positions available

claude aflalo aflaloc at bgumail.bgu.ac.il
Mon Jan 15 07:31:42 EST 2001

M.Sc. / Ph.D. / Post-Doctoral Position are available
in the Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory, Blaustein Inst. for Desert
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede-Boker Campus, Israel

To study
1.  The interrelationships between environmental stresses and their effect
on carotenoid accumulation in the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis
For more background info., please refer to:
Boussiba, S. 2000. Carotenogenesis in the green alga Haematococcus
pluvialis: Cellular physiology and stress response. Physiologia Plantarum,
108: 111-117.

2.  N2-fixing cyanobacteria for better environment
a. Cloning of BTI toxin genes into Anabaena  PCC 7120
For more background info., please refer to:
Boussiba et al. 2000. Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria as gene delivery system
for expressing mosquitocidal toxins of Bti. J. Appl. Phycol. 12: 461-467.
b. Degradation of pollutants by engineered N2-fixing cyanobacteria

3.  Cyanobacteria in extreme alkaline environments
For more background info., please refer to:
Boussiba et al. 2000. Alkaliphilic cyanobacteria. In: Journey to Diverse
Microbial Worlds, J. Seckbach (ed.), Kluwer Academic Pub., Netherlands,

Please contact:
Prof. Sammy Boussiba
Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory,
Albert Katz Department of Dryland Biotechnologies
Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research,
Ben-Gurion University, Sede-Boker Campus 84990, Israel
Tel. 972-8-6596795; Fax. 972-8-6596802
E.mail: sammy at bgumail.bgu.ac.il


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