A post-doctoral position beginning in December 2005 is available in the
group of Dr Alain Gojon (Montpellier, FRANCE) for 18 months concerning the
N-signalling network in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Investigations in our group (headed by Dr Alain Gojon) have shown that the
NO3- uptake by plants is under the control of the N status of the whole
plant mediated by a long distance signalling network (Cerezo M et al. 2001
; Gansel X, et al. 2001; Lejay L, et al 2003; Loque D, et al. 2003; Munos
et al, 2004). A main target of this mechanism is NRT2.1 coding a high
affinity transporter. Recently a genetic screen based on the use of
NRT2.1::LUC reporter gene has been conducted in the group and 6 mutant
lines have been identified. The applicant will combine genetic, molecular
and physiological tools to characterize the mutants and identify the
The position is available only for non-french citizen. The appointees will
have proven research ability in molecular biology and will have a Ph.D. in
molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline relevant to the
project. The laboratory is funded by INRA, CNRS and the University is well
equipped, has access to state-of-the-art technology, and is internationally
recognized for its strengths in plant molecular biology and physiology
specially in plant transport. Montpellier is a beautiful city of 300
thousand closed to the Mediterranean coast of Southern France.
For further information please contact Dr Marc Lepetit
(lepetit at ensam.inra.fr). Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter
detailing experience and the names and the addresses of three referees.
Lejay L, et al Plant Cell. 2003; 15(9):2218-32
Loque D, et al. Plant Physiol. 2003; 132(2):958-67
Cerezo M et al. Plant Physiol. 2001; 127(1):262-71.
Gansel X, et al. Plant J. 2001; 26(2):143-55
Munos et al Plant Cell. 2004; 16: 2433-2447
Biochimie et Physiologie Moléculaire des plantes (B&PMP)
Institut de Biologie Intégrative des Plantes (IBIP)
UMR 5004 Agro-M/CNRS/INRA/UM2
34060 Montpellier Cedex 1
Tel 33 (0)4 99 61 29 37
fax 33 (0)4 67 52 57 37
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