Postdocs, Phytophthora genomics/genetics,

Howard S. Judelson judelson at
Tue Aug 10 12:08:20 EST 1999

Functional genomics/molecular genetics of
Phytophthora infestans
Positions are available in our laboratory to study
the molecular genetics
of Phytophthora infestans, the oomycete fungus that
causes late blight of
potato.  P. infestans is a model system for
classical and molecular genetic
analyses within the oomycetes, and one of the most
important plant
pathogens.  Opportunities exist in several areas:

1.  Studying the function of genes that are
differentially expressed during
sexual and asexual sporulation.
2.  Molecular analysis of the mating type locus,
including comparisons with
homologues in other heterothallics plus homothallic
3.  Investigating the bases single and
multi-fungicide resistance.

These topics are being explored using methods that
include positional
cloning, subtraction cloning, genomics/EST
sequencing, expression profiling
using microarrays, manipulating gene expression in
P. infestans
 transformants, etc.
The positions are available for a minimum of 2
years, with funding coming
from governmental (USDA-NRI, NSF) and industrial
sources. Motivated
applicants with training in molecular biology will
receive highest priority
in the search.  Experience with filamentous fungi is
not required and
scientists with training in other systems (plants,
etc.) are encouraged to
apply.  A good command of English is required.

The laboratory is located at the Riverside campus of
the University of
California, which is situated in a dynamic region of
southern California.
Additional information about the laboratory and
representative publications
are available at:

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and the names of
three references
(including addresses and telephone numbers) to:
Dr. Howard Judelson
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521 USA
email: judelson at; fax: 909-787-4294



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