PhD Scholarship Genome evolution and molecular divergence of mosquitoes of biomedical importance ...

Employer
Edmund Mach Foundation
Location
Italy
Posted
July 19 2017
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Funded by Edmund Mach Foundation. The project will be carried out at the Agricultural Entomology research unit http://www.fmach.it/eng/CRI/general-info/organisation/Sustainable-ecosystems-bioresources/Agricultural-entomology/ROTA-STABELLI-OMAR


Student will use computational metagenomics and molecular clock theory to estimate for the first time divergence times of microbial organisms directly from metagenomic data. This will be accomplished by coupling newly developed strain-level shotgun metagenomic techniques with coalescent-aware relaxed clock methods, which will provide enough information to effectively estimate divergence times among closely related (unculturable) bacteria. Student will use insect pest, human, and plants as model environments to prove the success of this approach.


For additional information please contact Dr. Omar Rota Stabelli (omar.rota@fmach.it)



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