Year end deadlines – register for the 2012 conferences

Don’t forget to sign up for the Neurospora 2012 conference by Dec 31, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Asilomar Conference grounds March 8-11.

 

The European Fungal Genetics meeting is help March 30-April 2, 2012 in Marburg, Germany and abstract submission is open until Jan 9, 2012 with registration closing on Jan 31, 2012. Asperfest 9 and several other satellite meetings will be held in conjunction with EFCG.

Postdoctoral research fellowship in evolutionary genomics at Uppsala University, Sweden

Postdoctoral research fellowship in evolutionary genomics at Uppsala University, Sweden

A postdoctoral fellowhip is available at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at Uppsala University. The postdoc is in the research-group of Dr. Hanna Johannesson, and will focus on testing general evolutionary paradigms in the filamentous ascomycete model system Neurospora. The fellowhip is for one year, with a high likelihood of extension another year.

This postdoc project can be developed after the interest of the applicant, but should fit in to the main interest of the reseach group (http://www.ebc.uu.se/Research/IEG/evbiol/research/Johannesson/publications/)

Research areas include sex chromosome evolution, mating system evolution, local adaptation, molecular evolution and speciation.

The Program in Evolutionary Biology

(http://www.egs.uu.se/evbiol/index.html) is situated in the Evolutionary Biology Centre in central Uppsala. The working atmosphere is international with English as working language. The Evolutionary Biology Centre constitutes an exciting arena for multidisciplinary research in evolutionary biology in a broad sense, with research programs including ecology, systematics, genetics, genomics, and developmental biology. Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia and the city of Uppsala is a vibrant student town with beautiful surroundings conveniently situated 40 minutes with train from Stockholm.

Required qualifications for applicants are 1) a PhD in Biology,

Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or related field, 2) experience in one or several of the following areas: molecular biology, bioinformatics, comparative genomics, population genetics, experimental evolution, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, mycology, and 3) demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in English.

To apply, send your CV, including contact information for two references, and a cover letter stating your research interest to: Dr Hanna Johannesson, hanna.johannesson@ebc.uu.se.

The roundup of twittered updates for 2011-12-17

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The roundup of twittered updates for 2011-12-10

  • The Meaning of Death: Evolution and Ecology of Apoptosis in Protozoan Parasites http://t.co/mZz3hp7P #
  • Genome-Wide Analysis of Nascent Transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae http://t.co/RR8oUO4d #
  • Genome Evolution in the Eremothecium Clade of the Saccharomyces Complex Revealed by Comparative Genomics http://t.co/PgTu1D4s #
  • High-Resolution SNP/CGH Microarrays Reveal Accumulation of Loss of Heterozygosity in Commonly Used C albicans Strains http://t.co/KDAtrW3e #
  • Geographically Diverse Collection of S pombe Shows Limited Phenotypic Variation but Extensive Karyotypic Diversity http://t.co/JQedWZ79 #
  • Toward an Integrated Model of Capsule Regulation in Cryptococcus neoformans http://t.co/RftsotA6 #

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