A post-doctoral position, starting between september and december 1998,
is available with Stéphane Blanc at the Station de Recherches de
Pathologie Comparée, Saint-Christol-lez-Alès, FRANCE.
The Lab is currently working on the elucidation of the molecular
mechanims of cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) aphid transmission. Several
projects are in progress such as:
(i) study of the interaction between the aphid transmission factor and
cellular microtubules (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93, 15158-15163);
Possible applications of this property in plant pathology and beyond.
(ii) Characterization of an additionnal (viral) factor involved in
Indeed virus particles and aphid transmssion factor are not sufficient
for aphid transmission to occur. An additional viral gene product is
now identified as a co-factor regulating the interactions between virus
and vector. This is so far a unique phenomenon among viruses transmitted
in a non-circulative, helper-dependent manner.
The post-doc will be expected to develope a project related to either
(i) or (ii) in agreement with Stéphane Blanc. Post-doctoral position is
for 1 year with possible extension for a second year and the salary will
be around 10 000FF a month, after tax.
CV and applications are to be ready by june 1998 and the candidate will
be selected during july or august.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS PLEASE CONTACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
(E. Mail preferred)
Station de Recherches de Pathologie Comparee
30 380 Saint Christol-lez-Ales
phone +33 04 66 78 37 15
Fax +33 04 66 52 46 99
E. Mail Blanc at ensam.inra.fr