Postdoc: Gene Expression in Immobilized Cells, U. Minnesota

Doug Stemke dstemke at umabnet.ab.umd.edu
Wed Jul 17 15:33:06 EST 1996

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate gene 
expression in bacterial cells that have been immobilized in acrylic/vinyl 
acetate films.  These viable but nongrowing cells can be used as 
biological catalysts for specific reactions for long periods of time.  To 
optimize the catalytic potential of biofilms, we needed to better 
understand the regulation of gene transcription, mRNA stability 
determinants, protease and RNase deficient mutants, and efficient 
translation initiation that will be required to produce large amounts of 
a specific catalytically active enzymes in these immobilized cells.

The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group of 
scientists from Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and the Biological 
Process Technology Institute.  Training in microbiology and molecular 
biology is required.

Send vitae, copies of recent publications, and letters of recommendations to:

Professor Michael C. Flickinger
Department of Biochemistry and Biological Process Technology Institute
University of Minnesota
1479 Gortner Avenue, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55108-6106
Fax: (612) 625-1700

eMail inquiries can be made to:

mflick at biosci.cbs.umn.edu

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