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Post doc in Plant cell biology

Sara von Arnold Sara.von.Arnold at sgen.slu.se
Wed Dec 20 04:19:35 EST 1995

Post doctoral position in cell and molecular biology of forest trees.

A post doc stipend is available at the Department of Forest Genetics at
the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. The stipend
should study molecular regulation of somatic embryogenesis in spruce. The
postion is available from the beginning of 1996 and will last for one to
two years.

At the department we have for several years been studying somatic
embryogenesis in Norway spruce. Recently we have focused on the secretion
of proteins and how secreted proteins regulate embryo development. Our
research group working with somatic embryos of spruce will be extended
with two post docs. At present three PhD students and one guest student
are studying the molecular regulation of embryo development at the
molecular level and one post doc is working on a more applied basis. Our
goal is to obtain a better understanding of how initiation and development
of somatic embryos in conifers is regulated.The problems can be summarized
in two main questions: (1) Which factors trigger cells in the primary
explant to differentiate somatic embryos? Which genes and which sequence
of gene expression is required  for initiation of somatic embryos? (2)
Which genes regulate the establishment of primary tissue and meristems
during embryo development? 
The applicant should have education and experience in cell-and molecular
biology of plants.

Professor Sara von Arnold
Uppsala Genetic Centre
Department of Forest Genetics
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
PO Box 7027
S-750 07 Uppsala 

Fax   +46 18 673239
Phone +46 18 673230
e-mail Sara.von.Arnold at sgen.slu.se

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