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[Arabidopsis] Postdoc in shoot branching control, Madrid

Pilar Cubas via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by pcubas from cnb.csic.es)
Tue Jan 28 13:33:58 EST 2014

The Laboratory of Dr. PilarCubas(Centro Nacionalde Biotecnología-CSIC, 
Madrid) is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to apply for a 3 year 
contract of the Spanish government postdoctoral program (MINECO).

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Life Sciences obtained after August 2009, 
first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and a strong 
background in molecular biology, developmental biology and plant 
genetics or agronomical studies are encouraged to apply.

Our groupis studying the genetic control of shoot branching, a major 
determinant of plant architecture. In previous years we have 
characterized BRANCHED1 (BRC1), an Arabidopsis TCP factor that prevents 
bud outgrowth.We have isolated BRC1-like genes in species of agronomical 
interest such as tomato and potato and we are now studying their 
evolution and function. In addition we are characterizing the putative 
strigolactone(SL) receptor,AtD14, and studying its molecular activity in 
SL signalling. Further details can be found in http://goo.gl/AKZEEg.

The postdoc will work in one of the following topics:

1. Strigolactonesignaling in Arabidopsis.

2. Identification of new genes controlling shoot branching.

3. Development of tools to improve plant architecture in crop species.

3. BRC1transcriptional regulators and target genes.

5. BRC1and the control of cell proliferation.

6. Evolution and function of BRC1-like genes in Solanaceae.

Please send CV, brief description of previous research and names of two 
references to PilarCubas(pcubas from cnb.csic.es <mailto:pcubas from cnb.csic.es>)

Pilar Cubas
Investigadora del CSIC
Departamento de Genética Molecular de Plantas
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC
c/Darwin 3
Campus UAM, Cantoblanco
28049, Madrid
Phone: +34-915854905
E-mail: pcubas from cnb.csic.es

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