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postdoctoral position available in Ascidian Developmental Biology

Patrick Lemaire lemaire at lgpd.univ-mrs.fr
Wed Jun 12 13:29:37 EST 2002

Post-doctoral position in Cell and Developmental biology

Applications are encouraged to a European Union-funded two-years 
post-doctoral position to study the coupling between fate 
specification and cell division in the developing central nervous 
system of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. This model system is 
currently becoming a reference model organism due to the 
simplicity of its embryos, the existence of an invariant lineage, the 
recent sequencing of its genome and the efficiency of morpholino-
based gene knock-down experiments. Most importantly, it allows 
the description of developmental processes with a single-cell level 
of resolution.  

Depending on the background and interests of applicants, several 
projects involving a combination of embryological, cellular, 
molecular and bio-computing approaches can be discussed.  

Our group is located at the IBDM, on the Luminy Campus in 
Marseilles, France. The Institute hosts around 30 groups working in 
the field of Developmental Biology on a variety of vertebrate and 
invertebrate systems. It provides a friendly and interactive 
environment as well as state of the art core facilities in imaging and 

Applicants familiar with molecular approaches and with a 
background in Developmental or Cell Biology, should e-mail a CV 
and a brief description of their current research interests to:

Patrick Lemaire
(lemaire at lgpd.univ-mrs.fr)

LGPD, IBDM Case 907 
Campus de Luminy 
F-13288 Marseille Cedex 09 
Tel: 33-4-91829248 
Fax: 33-4-91820682 

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