Call for FWO fellowships applicants - 18 topics

The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology calls for students in their final Master year to apply for a FWO PhD fellowship (https://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/-, by March 1st 2019, on one of the following topics:

 

Topic 1: NanoLC-MS based elucidation of metabolic pathways at the tissue cellular level in biomass crops
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Wout Boerjan
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Kris Morreel
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Topic 2: Phenylpropanoids as plant growth promoting compounds
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Bartel Vanholme
Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. Wout Boerjan
Guidance: Ilias El Houari
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Topic 3: Improving maize digestibility by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the lignin biosynthesis pathway.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Wout Boerjan
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Topic 4: The quest for a novel growth enhancing molecule that boosts climate resilient crop yield
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Hilde Nelissen
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Topic 5: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in Zea mays.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr.Laurens Pauwels
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Topic 6: 
Deciphering the leaf growth-regulatory network under drought stress.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Marieke Dubois
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Topic 7:  Redox strategies for crop Improvement
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Frank Van Breusegem
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Amna M'hamdi
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Topic 8: Temperature sensing in plants: Characterizing a novel signalosome
Promotor: Prof. Dr.  Ive De Smet
Guidance: Prof. Dr. Ive De Smet
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Topic 9: Identifying the Subcellular Mechanisms Executing Programmed Cell Death in Plants using CRISPR-Screens and Advanced Life-Cell Imaging.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Moritz K. Nowack
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Norbert Bollier
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Topic 10: Understanding vascular evolution using single cell transcriptomics
Promotor: Prof. dr. Bert De Rybel     
Guidance: Prof. dr. Bert De Rybel
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Topic 11: Systematic and high-throughput optimization of genome editing reagents in plants
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Thomas Jacobs
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Topic 12: Reverse-engineering the molecular circuitry of cellular communication under environmental stress
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Frank Van Breusegem
Co-promotor: Dr. Kai Xun Chan
Guidance: Dr. Su Yin Phua
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Topic 13: Everybody hurts - proteomics and microscopy driven elucidation of wound defense regulatory networks in plants.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Frank Van Breusegem
Co-promotor and guidance: Dr. Simon Stael
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Topic 14: Deciphering the molecular language that plants and fungi talk to each other to establish arbuscular mycorrhization
Promotor: Sofie Goormachtig,
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Topic 15: Understanding strigolactone induced seed germination to combat parasitic plants.
Promotor: Sofie Goormachtig
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Topic 16: Glow in the dark roots. Harnessing autonomous bioluminescence for macroscopic and microscopic analysis of root development.
Promotor: Tom Beeckman
Co-promotor and guidance: Steffen Vanneste
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Topic 17: Dissection of intracellular coordination of asymmetric division during lateral root development
Promotor: Tom Beeckman
Co-promotor and guidance: Steffen Vanneste
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Topic 18: Tissue-specific chemical hijacking of auxin signaling to assess tissue specific contribution to signalling during lateral root development
Promotor: Tom Beeckman
Co-promotor and guidance: Steffen Vanneste
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For information regarding the topic itself please contact the relevant contact person listed above.

 
For information related to the nature of the fellowship please contact Christine Tiré (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)