Two positions are available for research in protein
sequences and structure analysis applied to the Study of the Immune Molecular
Our group in Molecular Bioinformatics and Immune Recognition
are opening a new laboratory in protein modeling and sequence
analysis. We are seeking for two Ph.D. with experience in
sequence and/or structure analysis of proteins or in the the
study of the molecular mechanism of immune recognition. Our area
of research is the study of the molecular basis of immune
This problem is studied from a wide spectrum that goes from
the analysis of the structural diversity of the germline
repertoire, the comparison of the immune molecular recognition
strategies in vertebrates, the construction of a 3-d specialized
database of Igs, Mhc and Tcr and it analysis, molecular dynamics
studies of the Fv, etc. We try to integrate these studies in the
context of theoretical models and the general theory of the
immune response. We are planing to extend in the future our
studies to other recognition models like those of the endocrine
or nervous systems.
The two positions available are for a period of three years
of renewal. After this period, if the work is evaluated as
satisfactory the position will come permanent.
The new laboratory is the result from an agreement between
the National University of Mexico and the Veracruzana University.
The seat of the laboratory will be the City of Xalapa at the
state of Veracruz. Xalapa (1500 m. over the sea level) is a
medium size city (300,000) and is the capital of the state of
For information about the Veracruzana University please see
For information about our Molecular Biology Laboratory here
in Xalapa please see at:
The candidates must send their curriculum vitae with all its
publications to the e-address indicated at the end of this
You can find information about our research in:
J. Mol. Evol. (1994) 38:100
J. Mol. Evol. (1995) 41:41
Biosystems (1995) 32:25
J. Mol. Biol. (1995) 246:74
Int. J. Pept. Prot. Res. (1995) 45:180
Prot. Sci. (1995) oct. issue.
Immunogenenics (1995) in press.
J. Mol. Biol. (1995) in press.
Please contact with Dr. Enrique Vargas-madrazo at:
evargas at uv4.invest.uv.mx or
evargas at speedy.coacade.uv.mx