>Speciation in Arabidopsis Relatives: A postdoctoral fellowship or research
scientist position is available to study evolutionary genetics of
speciation among Arabidopsis species. Experience in evolutionary genetics
is desirable. The institute is international in character, with English the
daily scientific language. Applications are invited from both German and
non-German nationals. For more information see
www.ice.mpg.de/departments/Gen/. Please send CV, statement of research
interests, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Thomas
Mitchell-Olds; Dept of Genetics and Evolution; Max Planck Institute of
Chemical Ecology; Winzerlaer Str. 10; 07745 Jena, Germany; Phone:
+49-3641-571400; tmo at ice.mpg.de. Review of applications will begin 7
Why consider ICE?
Industrial strength support for your research
Academic freedom to pursue the most exciting questions
Great colleagues - close collaborators in molecular ecology and evolution,
genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and genomics.
Our researchers get jobs: faculty positions at University of
California-Davis, University of British Columbia, Washington State
University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of
Idaho, California Polytechnical University, U.S. National Science
=46oundation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), University of
Dortmund, University of Heidelberg, University of Kiel, University for
Agricultural Science - Vienna; Laboratoire IFREMER de Genetique et
Pathologie, permanent research positions with Novartis, Agrevo, Lynx
Therapeutics, Medical Research Council, Genesis Research and Development,
Shentai Genomics, etc.
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See for yourself: after interviewing in our institute, 100% of scientific
candidates have accepted our postdoctoral fellowships.
Selected Recent Publications:
Clauss, M. J. and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2003. Population genetics of tandem
trypsin inhibitor genes in two Arabidopsis species with contrasting ecology
and life history. Molec. Ecol., in press.
Koch, M.A., C. Dobes, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2003. Multiple hybrid formation
in natural populations: Concerted evolution of the internal transcribed
spacer of nuclear ribosomal DNA (ITS) in North American Arabis divaricarpa
(Brassicaceae). Mol. Biol. Evol., in press.
McKay, J.K., J.H. Richards and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2003. Genetics of drought
adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana: I. Pleiotropy contributes to genetic
correlations among ecological traits. Molec. Ecol., in press.
Schmid K. J., T.R. Sorensen, R. Stracke, T. Altmann, T. Mitchell-Olds and
B. Weisshaar. 2003. Large-scale genome-wide survey of single-nucleotide
polymorphisms for mapping in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genome Research, in press=
Ramos-Onsins, S.E., B. E. Stranger, T. Mitchell-Olds, and M. Aguade. 2003.
Multilocus analysis of variation and speciation in the closely related
species Arabidopsis halleri and A. lyrata. Genetics, in review.
Clauss, M. J., H. Cobban and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2002. Cross-species
microsatellite markers for elucidating differences in population genetic
structure in Arabidopsis and Arabis (Brassicaeae). Molecular
Haubold, B., J. Kroymann, A. Ratzka, T. Mitchell-Olds, and T. Wiehe. 2002.
Recombination and gene conversion in a 170 kb genomic region of Arabidopsis
thaliana. Genetics. 161:1269-1278.
Kliebenstein, D., D. Pedersen, B. Barker, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2002.
Comparative analysis of QTLs controlling glucosinolates, myrosinase, and
insect resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 161:325-332.
Kliebenstein, D.J., A. Figuth, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2002. Genetic
architecture of plastic methyl jasmonate responses in Arabidopsis
thaliana. Genetics. 161:1685-1696.
Mitchell-Olds, T, and C. A. Knight. 2002. Chaperones as buffering
agents? Science. 296:2348-2349.
Mitchell-Olds, T. and M.J. Clauss. 2002. Plant evolutionary genomics.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 5:74-79.
Ratzka, A. H. Vogel, D. J. Kliebenstein, T. Mitchell-Olds, and J. Kroymann.
2002. Disarming the mustard oil bomb. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.
Reichelt, M., P.D. Brown, B. Schneider, N.J. Oldham, E. Stauber, J.
Tokuhisa, D.J. Kliebenstein, T. Mitchell-Olds, J. Gershenzon. 2002. Benzoic
acid glucosinolate esters and other glucosinolates from Arabidopsis
thaliana. Phytochemistry, 59:663-71.
Haubold, B., T. Wiehe. Statistics of divergence times. Molec. Biol. Evol.
2001. 18: 1157-1160.
Kliebenstein, D.J., J. Kroymann, P. Brown, A. Figuth, D. Pedersen, J.
Gershenzon and T. Mitchell-Olds. Genetic Control of Natural Variation in
Arabidopsis thaliana Glucosinolate Accumulation. Plant Physiology 2001.
Kliebenstein, D.J., V.M. Lambrix, M. Reichelt, J. Gershenzon and T.
Mitchell-Olds. Gene Duplication in the Diversification of Secondary
Metabolism: Tandem 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Dioxygenases Control
Glucosinolate Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2001. 13: 681-693.
Kliebenstein, D.J., J. Gershenzon, T. Mitchell-Olds. Comparative
quantitative trait loci mapping of aliphatic, indolic and benzylic
glucosinolate production in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves and seeds.
Genetics. 2001. 159: 359-370.
Koch, M., B. Haubold, T. Mitchell-Olds. Molecular systematics of the
Brassicaceae: evidence from coding plastidic matK and nuclear chs
sequences. American Journal of Botany 2001. 88:534-544.
Koch, M. A., B. Weisshaar, J. Kroymann, B. Haubold, T. Mitchell-Olds.
Comparative genomics and regulatory evolution: conservation and function of
the Chs and Apetala3 promoters. Molec. Biol. Evol. 2001. 18(10): 1882-1891.
Kroymann, J., S. Textor, J.G. Tokuhisa, K.L. Falk, S. Bertram, J.
Gershenzon, T. Mitchell-Olds. A Gene Controlling Variation in Arabidopsis
thaliana Glucosinolate Composition Is Part of the Methionine Chain
Elongation Pathway. Plant Physiol. 2001. 127: 1077-1088.
Lambrix, V., M. Reichelt, T. Mitchell-Olds, D.J. Kliebenstein, J.
Gershenzon. The Arabidopsis epithiospecifier protein promotes the
hydrolysis of glucosinolates to nitriles and influences Trichoplusia ni
herbivory. Plant Cell 2001. 13:2793-2807.
McKay, J.K., J. G. Bishop, J.-Z. Lin, J.H.Richards, A. Sala, B. Stranger,
and T. Mitchell-Olds. Local adaptation despite absence of marker diversity
in the rare Sapphire Rockcress. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 2001. 268(1477): 1715-172=
Mitchell-Olds, T. Arabidopsis thaliana and its wild relatives: A model
system for ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 2001.
Schmid, K.J., C.F. Aquadro. The evolutionary analysis of =D1orphans" from th=
Drosophila genome identifies rapdily evolving and incorrectly annotated
genes. Genetics 2001. 159: 589-598.
Sharbel, T.F. and T. Mitchell-Olds. Recurrent polyploid origins and
chloroplast phylogeography in the Arabis holboellii complex (Brassicaceae).
Heredity. 2001. 87: 59-68.
Wiehe, T., S. Gebauer-Jung, T, Mitchell-Olds, and R. Guigo. SGP-1:
Prediction and validation of homologous genes based on sequence alignments,
Genome Research 2001. 11: 1574-1583.
Anderson T.J.C, B. Haubold, J.T. Williams, J.G. Estrada-Franco, L.
Richardson, R. Mollinedo, M. Bockarie, J. Mokili, S. Mharakurwa, N. French,
J. Whitworth, I.D. Velez, A.H. Brockman, F. Nosten, M.U. Ferreira and K.P.
Day. Microsatellite markers reveal a spectrum of population structures in
the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Mol. Biol. Evol 2000. 17:
Bishop, J.G., A.M. Dean, and T. Mitchell-Olds. Adaptive evolution in the
active site of plant class I chitinases suggests an evolutionary arms race.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2000. 97: 5322-5327.
Camacho, J.P., T.F. Sharbel, and L.W. Beukeboom. B-chromosome evolution.
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 2000. 355: 163-178.
Koch, M., Haubold, B. and T. Mitchell-Olds. Comparative evolutionary
analysis of the chalcone synthase and alcohol dehydrogenase loci among
different lineages of Arabidopsis, Arabis and related genera. Molecular
Biology and Evolution 2000. 17: 1483-1498.
Mitchell-Olds, T. and J. Bergelson. Genomics and coevolution. Current
Opinion in Plant Biology. 2000. 3: 273-276.
Sharbel, T.F., B. Haubold and T. Mitchell-Olds. Genetic isolation by
distance in Arabidopsis thaliana: biogeography and postglacial colonization
of Europe. Mol Ecol 2000. 9: 2109-2118.
Stotz, H.U., B.R. Pittendrigh, J. Kroymann, K. Weniger, J. Fritsche, A.
Bauke, and T. Mitchell-Olds. Induced plant defense responses against
chewing insects. Ethylene signaling reduces resistance of Arabidopsis
against Egyptian cotton worm but not diamondback moth. Plant Physiology
2000. 124: 1007-1017.
Stotz, H.U., J.G. Bishop, C.W. Bergmann, M. Koch, P. Albersheim, A.G.
Darvill and J.M. Labavitch. Identification of target amino acids that
affect interactions of fungal polygalacturonases and their plant
inhibitors. Phys Mol Plant Path 2000. 56: 117-130.
Wiehe T, J. Mountain, P. Parham and M. Slatkin. Distinguishing
recombination and intragenic gene conversion by linkage disequilibrium
patterns. Genet Res Camb 2000. 75: 61-73.
Wiehe, T. , R. Guigo and W. Miller. Genome Sequence Comparisons: Hurdles in
the Fast Lane to Functional Genomics. Briefings in Bioinformatics 2000.