Postdoc on evolutionary history of Brassicaceae defence trait against insect eggs

Wageningen University & Research
September 13 2017
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Full Time
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As a postdoctoral researcher, you will characterize the evolutionary relationship of the genes in cabbage crops that are involved in an egg-killing trait that resembles plant responses to pathogen attack (i.e. hypersensitive response). In addition to exploring the evolutionary background of the hypersensitive response genes within the cabbage family, you will help to explore RNA sequencing data to understand which genes are expressed during the hypersensitive response.
This connects to a NWO/STW VIDI project and is financed by an additional NWO Aspasia grant. You will work together with a team consisting of a PhD student, a postdoc, and a technician as well as collaborate with researchers at Wageningen University, national and international institutes with expertise in population genetics, plant and insect (phylo)genomics, plant pathology and bioinformatics.

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