Research

Master/PhD Position: Principles of Biofilm Architecture

We are hiring! You are a Master student? Attracted by interdisciplinary research? Fascinated by biological materials? Join us to study how bacteria design and build their cosy slimy home!
The topic: Biofilms are complex 3D structures, which form as bacteria get embedded in a matrix of self-produced fibers (amyloid and cellulose). Because biofilms are known to […]

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PhD in multiscale mechanisms of evolutionary dynamics in microbes

The Theoretical Biology Group at ETH Zurich is hiring a Ph.D. student to study multiscale mechanisms of evolutionary dynamics in microbes.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018.  For more information on the position and how to apply, please follow the link:

https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/usys/ibz/theoreticalbiology/group/job_9-2018.pdf

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Development and mechanistic characterisation of membrane-active anticancer peptides

Organisms are well known to produce their own antibiotic host-defence peptides that act through damaging bacterial membranes due to their different molecular composition compared to the host organism’s own cells. Some of these antimicrobial peptides are also known to have anticancer properties. One particularly promising anticancer peptide is polybia MP1 (MP1) from the venom of […]

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Frustrated self-assembly, theoretical descriptions of the cytoskeleton, protein-membrane interactions

PhD and postdoctoral openingsat CNRS’ LPTMS lab in Orsay (Paris area).
The postdoc will have the opportunity to work on frustrated self-assembly, theoretical descriptions of the cytoskeleton, protein-membrane interactions and
other problems at the interface between Statistical/Soft Matter Physics and Biology. He or she will be able to interact independently with the broad range of exciting biophysical […]

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Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations

TwoPhD positions are available in the framework of the ERC StG project VARIAMOLS – Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations. The successful candidates will work on the development and application of computational methods for the study of large macromolecules – e.g. proteins and DNA. The research projects aim at the design, implementation, and application of […]

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Microfluidic flow of biomimetic tissues

The University of Montpellier offers three PhD grants to carry on a PhD in Physics in the Laboratory of Charles Coulomb (L2C), starting on October 2018 and for a duration of three years.
Project description: 
During embryogenesis, tissues and organs develop through cell differentiation and reorganization. Individual and collective motion of cells leads to a flow tissue, […]

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