postdoc position available

GARDNER at CELVAX.AUKUNI.AC.NZ GARDNER at CELVAX.AUKUNI.AC.NZ
Thu Nov 12 20:05:44 EST 1992


			Postdoctoral Research Position
  		   Molecular biology of aluminium tolerance
			  University of Auckland

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the molecular basis of 
aluminium toxicity in Arabidopsis.  Aluminium is a major problem in acid 
soils, where it is converted to soluble Al3+ and blocks cell division in root 
meristems.  Arabidopsis is particularly sensitive to aluminium. The 
mechanism of the toxicity in plants is poorly understood at the 
molecular level.  We have isolated and sequenced a number of aluminium-
induced cDNA clones from wheat roots, and are currently isolating Arabidopsis
homologues. The project will involve further characterisation of these Al-
induced genes, including their expression pattern and control of their 
regulation, and their function.  The aluminium group comprises the 
postdoc, a technician and two PhD students, who are also involved in isolating 
and characterising mutants that are Al-tolerant and Al-sensitive.  
It is part of a plant molecular biology group of around twenty people 
within a molecular biology department.  The University of Auckland is 
located in the city of Auckland, with a population of 800,000, and perched 
between two harbours - great for sailors surfers swimmers (as well as 
scientists!).  The position is available immediately, and is for one year in 
the first instance. 
Please contact Richard Gardner, Department of Cellular and Molecular 
Biology, University of Auckland, Ph 64-9-373-7999 ext 7234, Fax 64-9-373-
7414, e-mail "GARDNER at CELVAX.AUKUNI.AC.NZ"



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