Two positions are available for research in protein sequences and
structure analysis applied to the Study of the Immune Molecular
Our group in Molecular Bioinformatics and Immune Recognition are
opening a new laboratory in protein modeling and sequence analysis. We
are seeking for two Ph.D. with experience in sequence and/or structure
analysis of proteins or in the the study of the molecular mechanism of
immune recognition. Our area of research is the study of the molecular
basis of immune recognition.
This problem is studied from a wide spectrum that goes from the
analysis of the structural diversity of the germline repertoire, the
comparison of the immune molecular recognition strategies in
vertebrates, the construction of a 3-d specialized database of Igs, Mhc
and Tcr and it analysis, molecular dynamics studies of the Fv, etc. We
try to integrate these studies in the context of theoretical models and
the general theory of the immune response. We are planing to extend in
the future our studies to other recognition models like those of the
endocrine or nervous systems.
The two positions available are for a period of three years of
renewal. After this period, if the work is evaluated as satisfactory
the position will come permanent.
The new laboratory is the result from an agreement between
the National University of Mexico and the Veracruzana University. The
seat of the laboratory will be the City of Xalapa at the state of
Veracruz. Xalapa (1500 m. over the sea level) is a medium size city
(300,000) and is the capital of the state of Veracruz.
For information about the Veracruzana University please see at:
For information about our Molecular Biology Laboratory here in
Xalapa please see at:
The candidates must send their curriculum vitae with all its
publications to the e-address indicated at the end of this message.
You can find information about our research in:
J. Mol. Evol. (1994) 38:100 J. Mol. Evol. (1995) 41:41 Biosystems
(1995) 32:25 J. Mol. Biol. (1995) 246:74 Int. J. Pept. Prot. Res.
(1995) 45:180 Prot. Sci. (1995) oct. issue. Immunogenenics (1995) in
press. J. Mol. Biol. (1995) in press.
Please contact with Dr. Enrique Vargas-madrazo at:
evargas at uv4.invest.uv.mx or evargas at speedy.coacade.uv.mx