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Postdoc position/Taiwan/fly development

Henry Sun mbyhsun at ccvax.sinica.edu.tw
Fri Dec 21 13:06:24 EST 2001


Postdoc position open in Drosophila development - Taiwan 

A postdoc position is available to study the molecular mechanism controlling eye development in Drosophila. The project will be to (1) identify new regulatory genes involved in the specification of eye development, and/or (2) to study the genetic/molecular/biochemical relationship of several nuclear regulators for eye development. The project is supported by a five-year Frontier Science Grant from the National Science Council.


Applicant should have a strong background in genetics and/or molecular biology. Experience in protein biochemistry will also be highly appreciated. Applicants 
should send a C.V. or resume and statement of interests and experience to Dr. Y. Henry Sun, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, 11529 Taiwan (FAX: 886-2-2782-6085) or e-mail to mbyhsun at ccvax.sinica.edu.tw. 


The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) of Academia Sinica is a government research institution. It is very well supported, equipped with modern research instruments, and provides an international research environment. More than 20 international postdocs are now working in IMB. English is used for institutional seminars and in our lab meeting. Taipei is a friendly city for foreigners.


Recent publications from the lab:
Sun et al., (1995) white as a reporter gene to detect transcriptional silencers specifying position-specific gene expression during Drosophila melanogaster eye development. Genetics 141:1075-1086. 

Tsai et al., (1997) Gypsy retrotransposon as a tool for the in vivo analysis of the regulatory region of the optomotor-blind gene in Drosophila Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94: 3837-3841. 

Pai et al.,. (1998) The Homothorax homeoprotein activates nuclear localization of another homeoprotein, Extradenticle, and suppresses eye development in Drosophila. Genes & Dev. 12: 435-446. 

Yao et al., (1999) A common mechanism for antenna-to-leg transformation in Drosophila: suppression of hth transcription by four HOM-C genes. Dev. Biol., 211:268-276. 

Jaw et al., (2000) Direct interaction of two homeoproteins, Homothorax and Extradenticle, is essential for EXD nuclear localization and function. Mech. Dev., 91:279-291.


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