GFP web site and job advert

Kirby Siemering krs1 at
Tue Jul 22 17:47:43 EST 1997

We've updated our web site at, with
some more information about GFP and its mutated relatives - including some
animated sequences showing the dynamic behaviour of the marker in
Arabidopsis. More is planned for the coming weeks.

The site also contains details of a 12-month postdoctoral position which
is available immediately, funded by the Gatsby Foundation.

This will allow someone to join our small team, to help with the
development of new GFPs which possess:
- improved accumulation for simple genetic screens and field tests.
- naturally insoluble forms to better withstand microtechniques used for
high resolution imaging.
- new spectral properties suited to multi-channel time-lapse imaging,
using confocal microscopy.
These new GFP techniques will be immediately tested using a GAL4-based
strategy for analysing root development. Experience with molecular biology
techniques, transgenic plants and microscopy would be an advantage.

The position would provide an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to gain
experience with these new techniques, with the possibility of applying for
an independent postdoctoral fellowship to extend their stay in the

Jim Haseloff
email: jph at, fax; +44-1223-402008
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge. CB2 2QH. England.

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