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Job: Faculty position in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine

Applications for tenure-track and tenured faculty position, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

This is an open position seeking individuals that employ genetic and/or genomic approaches to investigate important and fundamental biological questions. The following areas are of special interest to this search

  1. genetic basis for behavior or disease in model systems and/or humans
  2. host and/or pathogen genetic variation that influences infectious disease outcome and progression
  3. genomic and epigenetic mechanisms of disease

See the full advertisement flier 2014 Duke MGM Faculty Search and apply at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4304

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2014.
Further inquiries should be directed to Kasey Carroll kasey.carroll@duke.edu

Schizophyllum genome portal live at JGI

In preparation for Asilomar, JGI is releasing lots of the genome sequencing project portals. The Schizophyllum commune Genome Portal is now publicly available. Go get your white-rot gene investigation on! (Though please respect the community rules for 1st rights to publication of the genome-wide analyses).

Schizosaccharomyces genomes

S.octosporusThe Broad Institute has made available the Schizosaccharomyces octosporus genome sequence producing another model system (S.pombe) with several related species for comparative genomics.  I believe S. octosporus genome was entirely sequenced with 454 technology.   The other genome sequences in the Taphrina clade include the S. japonicus genome. S. octosporus is pretty interesting as it grows filamentously and is 8-spored unlike S. pombe. The origin of this filamentous growth would be quite important to understand how reversions to simpler fission yeast forms form and whether this is loss of whole gene families or remodeling of gene networks.

There is also some preliminary (old) sequence from Pneumocystis (although it is hard to track down that sequence, a paper from 2006 says there is draft sequence but none shows up in GenBank).  

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