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Postdoctoral Fellowship in New Zealand

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Dec 18 22:31:36 EST 2000

The behaviour and reproduction of many organisms is synchronised to
favourable seasons of the year. For example, in Arabidopsis the
lengthening days of spring and summer promote flowering. The Arabidopsis
GIGANTEA (GI) gene is known to be involved in promoting flowering in
response to increasing day length. Recently we isolated the GI gene by
T-DNA tagging (Fowler et al. 1999, EMBO J. 18: 4679-4688). GI expression
is regulated by the circadian clock and encodes a large, novel,
plant-specific protein. The overall objective of the research is to
analyse the biochemical function of GI using a range of molecular genetic
and biochemical approaches. These would include identifying GI protein
interactors and downstream targets (using microarrays and proteomics) and
isolating genetic suppressors of the gi mutation.

The Marsden=82funded Postdoctoral Fellowship is available immediately for
three years at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of
Auckland, NZ. The salary is $NZ 45,000 pa. Experience in molecular biology
and protein biochemistry would be an advantage for this position.

Please send a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three
referees to Dr Jo Putterill either by e-mail to J.Putterill at auckland.ac.nz
or by hard copy to School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland,
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Phone (64 9) 3737599 ext. 7233;
=46ax (64 9) 373 7416. More information on the Putterill research group is
available at


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