[Employment] Joint PhD Programme: Genetic control of mammalian inner ear development

Betty Fong - Department of Biochemistry via biojobs%40net.bio.net (by bfong from hku.hk)
Mon Nov 5 04:35:18 EST 2012


Joint PhD Programme - The University of Hong Kong & University of Toronto: Hong Kong & Canada

The Joint PhD Programme between the University of Hong Kong and the University of Toronto has been introduced in 2011.  It offers a valuable opportunity for students to pursue research in a wide range of disciplines as well as in topics that invite interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches at two premier universities in Asia and North America.  High calibre PhD students are given the opportunity to spend half of their time at each institution.

Joint PhD Projects Available

Genetic control of mammalian inner ear development
Transcriptional regulation is crucial for inner ear development and function, dysregulation will lead to deafness.  Using mutant mice and genomics analysis, the aim of this project is to investigate the roles of Iroquios (Irx) transcription factor genes in the development of mammalian inner ear.

Supervisors:
Mai Har Sham
http://www.biochem.hku.hk/research/mhsham/
Chi Chung Hui
http://<http://www.sickkids.ca/aboutsickkids/directory/people/h/chi-chung-hu.html>www.sickkids.ca/aboutsickkids/directory/people/h/chi-chung-hu.html<http://www.sickkids.ca/aboutsickkids/directory/people/h/chi-chung-hu.html>

Epstein Barr virus-host interaction
A combination of biochemical, molecular and genetic approaches  to study Epstein Barr virus (EBV)-host interaction, with the aim to understand the proteins, miRNAs and mechanisms involved in EBV replication, EBV-induced cell immortalization and nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis.

Supervisors:
Dong Yan Jin
http://<http://www.biochem.hku.hk/research/dyjin>www.biochem.hku.hk/research/dyjin<http://www.biochem.hku.hk/research/dyjin>/
Lori Frappier
http://individual.utoronto.ca/frappierlab/index.html

Lamin A and its partners in the DNA damage response and aging
Nuclear matrix plays a critical role in regulating chromatin remodeling by modulating the activities of histone modifying enzymes.  This project aims to explore the network of nuclear matrix to understand roles of the particular nuclear matrix components in DNA damage repair, aging and cancer.

Supervisors:
Zhongjun Zhou
http://www.biochem.hku.hk/research/zzhou/
Jack Greenblatt
http://www.utoronto.ca/greenblattlab/

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
For applications via the University of Hong Kong, all applications and supporting documents have to be submitted via the on-line system at the HKU website: www.hku.hk/gradsch/online<http://www.hku.hk/gradsch/online>
The application documents include the following:
(a)    On-line application form;
(b)   On-line submission of certificates and complete transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate studies;
(c)    on-line submission of research proposal;
(d)   Three on-line academic referee's reports;
(e)   Proof of payment of application fee ;
(f)     Official score report of TOEFL, IELTS or other English language proficiency tests (for applicants from institutions outside HK where the language instruction and examination is not entirely in English)

To view details of application procedures, please visit: http://<http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/web/apply/guide1314/index.html>www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/web/apply/guide1314/index.html<http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/web/apply/guide1314/index.html>

Deadline for Application: 1st December, 2012.




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