There are currently open positions for the completion of Master and Bachelor Theses. Please send a CV and a transcript to Pierre Stallforth.
Project 1: Isolation of amoebicidal secondary metabolites from soil bacteria
This project is centered on the isolation and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites with activity against bacterial predators. The student will use HPLC, LCMS, as well as spectroscopic techniques (NMR, HRMS) to isolate and elucidate the structure of bioactive secondary metabolites.
Project 2: Investigations towards the structure and function of amoebal polyketides
The aim of this project is to elucidate the function of polyketides in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum . The main aspect is to apply genetic tools (generation of KO mutants and heterologous expression of biosynthetic genes) in order to understand the biological role of amoebal secondary metabolites.
Currently, there are no funded PhD or postdoc positions available. Candidates with their own funding are welcome to apply.