Post-doctoral opportunities in the Dean group, John Innes Centre,
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The Dean group is studying the pathways controlling flowering and
vernalization in Arabidopsis. New funding from the European Research
Council will enable a concerted effort to dissect the different phases
of vernalization: the triggering of FLC silencing by prolonged cold; the
epigenetic stability of chromatin changes at FLC; and the spatial
restriction of silencing to FLC. Our goal will be a full understanding
of the complexity involved in the epigenetic silencing of this locus,
described in a quantitative model. This work will be done in
collaboration with Prof. Martin Howard (Computational and Systems
Biology Department, John Innes Centre -
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EU funds are also available to investigate the overlap between the
autonomous, RNAi and DNA methylation pathways in mediating epigenetic
regulation in the Arabidopsis genome and how this is affected by
different environmental conditions.
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who will enjoy
working on a focused set of problems as part of a team
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The posts will be available early in 09 and be for 3 years in the first
instance. Please e-mail expressions of interest to
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