DNA-associated enzymes under mechanical stress studied with the help of DNA origami
Prof. Tim Liedl, Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU)
The European School of DNA Nanotechnology (EScoDNA) is announcing PhD positions at the Center for NanoScience Munich.
The applicant for this project should hold a master (or equivalent) in (bio-)physics or (bio-)chemistry. She/He ideally has acquired experience with artificial protein-DNA interactions or DNA-based self-assembly during her/his master thesis. Experimental knowledge of force spectroscopy (AFM, optical or magnetic tweezers), electron microscopy or single-molecule visualization techniques is desirable.
The PhD position is part of the European School of DNA Nanotechnology (EScoDNA), an Initial Training Network (ITN) under the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions research fellowship programme. EScoDNA will foster the development of a new generation of scientists with the skills required to meet futures challenges in bionanotechnology, from fundamental science to novel applications. Initially fourteen new PhD students and two postdoctoral fellows will join the network in 2013. The participating universities are: Aarhus University (Denmark), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), Technical University of Munich (Germany),Karolinska Institute (Sweden),University of Oxford (UK) and the private companies Vipergen ApS (Denmark) and baseclick GmbH (Germany).
Applicants are expected to have lived less than 12 months in Germany during the last 3 years.
More information about the group:
Prof. Liedl's website