EC-funded Postdoc Position

Dr. Fredy Altpeter altpeter at
Mon Jan 10 11:17:20 EST 2000

Postdoc Position Plant Molecular Biology
AG Gene Transfer IPK Gatersleben, Germany

The IPK Gatersleben is a public research centre, with the objective to
carry out basic and applied research in the field of molecular plant
breeding (

The Gene Transfer Group at the IPK-Gatersleben
( has
efficient nuclear transformation systems for the production of
transgenic wheat, barley, rye, ryegrass and red fescue in place. The
selected candidate for this immediate opening will work in an
international team focussing on the incorporation of quality traits in
cereals and grasses, using genetic transformation technology and
exchange research findings with multiple collaborators in an european
network.. The current opening will be funded by the European Community
for a period of 34 months from February 2000 at the scale BAT-IIa-OST.

Development of a plastid transformation system for a selected monocot
crop will build on extensive monocot tissue culture and transformation
expertise and experience with biolistic plastid transformation in
tobacco. The selected candidate will mainly focus on the construction of
vectors for the site directed integration of transgenes through
homologous recombination and the analysis of  transgenic plants. We
expect extensive experience with standard molecular biology techniques.
Experience with plant tissue culture and -transformation is a plus.

Gatersleben is located in the centre of Germany, close to the Harz
mountains and the historic city of Quedlinburg.

Please send your CV, list of references and intended starting date
preferably by e-mail to:

Dr. Fredy Altpeter, Gene Transfer Group, IPK Gatersleben
Corrensstr. 3, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
e-mail: altpeter at
Fax: +49 39482 5139


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