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position for parasitologist or bioinformatician

Fred R. Opperdoes opperdoes at trop.ucl.ac.be
Thu Dec 12 11:52:10 EST 2002

The Research Unit for Tropical Diseases 
(http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be/trop/) of the Christian de Duve Institute 
of Cellular Pathology (ICP) (http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be/) in Brussels, 
Belgium, searches for March 1st, 2003, a post-doctoral fellow with 
experience in bioinformatics, genome analysis, database access, Blast 
searches, phylogenetic analyses, and knowledge of the Unix platform, 
Perl script etc. and an interest in molecular evolution.

The candidate will be integrated in a multidisciplinary team studying 
various aspects of trypanosome carbohydrate metabolism and glycosome 
biogenesis. Glycosomes are unique peroxisome-like organelles in 
trypanosomatids, which are thought to have resulted from the loss of 
an algal endosymbiont early in evolution. Genomic information will be 
searched in order to collect evidence for the presence of plant-like 
traits in genome these organisms  and to identify genes of plant or 
cyanobacterial affiliation than now code for glycosomal functions. He 
or she will also support other members of the team with his or her 
expertise in bioinformatics.

Further information about post-doctoral fellowships at the ICP are 
available from our website: http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be/fellowship.html 
en from
Prof Fred Opperdoes at the address below, to whom should also be sent 

Fred R. Opperdoes,
Research Unit for Tropical Diseases (TROP) and
Laboratory of Biochemistry (BCHM)
Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology (ICP)
and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)
Avenue Hippocrate 74-75, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32-2-764.74.39 (secretary) Fax: ++32-2-762.68.53
Tel: +32-2-764.74.55 (direct)
Voicemail/fax: +3270705047 (070705047)
E-mail:Opperdoes at trop.ucl.ac.be
Internet: http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be/trop/

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