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Training site in fungal biology


Applications are invited from doctoral students engaged in research in fungal biochemistry and genetics to undertake a period of training in the Fungal Biology Training Site within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Nottingham. The Fungal Biology Group is multidisciplinary embracing research in molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology and environmental science. Following the appointment of new academic staff, the Group is in a period of growth, now comprises 17 postgraduate students and 11 postdoctoral scientists with several visiting staff. The Group is international, both in the nationalities of its members and in the many contacts around the world. A molecular biological approach features strongly in all areas of research to fortify physiological and biochemical studies on the processes being investigated. Areas of research ongoing and expertise in the Group are: Protein secretion in filamentous fungi; secondary metabolite production in filamentous fungi, control of sex in fungi, population biology of fungi, fungicide resistance, molecular diagnostics for fungal pathogens, pathogenicity genes in fungi, lichen ecophysiology, yeasts as a model for heavy metal toxicity, insusceptibility to prokaryotic-specific antibiotics in yeast, stress biology in yeast and filamentous fungi. The Group's laboratories and those in the School generally are fully equipped to embark on all aspects of molecular biological research, many aspects of biochemistry, microbiology and environmental analyses. Fellows may partake in additional training in areas designed to improve their scientific and other key skills. Training programmes are normally for 9 months or less. The longer programmes may be extended to 12 month to meet the needs of the individual researcher Further details from Professor John Peberdy; tell 44 115 9513231; fax 44 115 951


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University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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