GATCLab, headed by Dr. Sridevi Sureshkumar, use Arabidopsis thaliana as the main system of study and works on epigenetic gene silencing caused by expanded DNA repeats (Sureshkumar et al., Science, 2009; Eimer*, Sureshkumar* et al., Cell, 2018). Prospective Ph.D. students would work on characterizing various mutants that are defective in epigenetic silencing caused by expanded repeats or protein modifications that appear to be essential for epigenetic silencing caused by expanded repeats.
We are looking for highly motivated, resilient, enthusiastic individuals with a demonstrable high-quality educational track record, strong theoretical and/or practical background in molecular biology and/or genetic analysis. Funding is available through competitive schemes.
Exceptional candidates may be considered for additional top-up scholarships. Monash University is in Melbourne, one of the best cities to live in Australia, and the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University is a fun place to work.
Interested candidates submit,
A) Motivation letter,
C) A potential idea that you would like to explore.
For any queries, please contact Dr. Sridevi Sureshkumar (sridevi.sureshkumar@ monash.edu)
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