Position 6

Analysis and role of replication features in early mouse embryos and during reprogramming to totipotency.

A Ph.D position to study the foundations of replication organisation and genetic conservation of this process in early mouse embryo and totipotent-like cells is available in the laboratory of Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla at the Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich, Germany.

What is the candidate going to do?

The candidate will investigate how replication features influence the developmental programme of early embryos and totipotent cells, with a particular focus on understanding the genomics make-up of this process.

What does the candidate have to offer?
  • MSc in Computational Biology and/or Genomics
  • Strong background in computational approaches to genomics
  • Good command of written and spoken English

Previous background on the study of transposable elements is preferred.

About the institution

Helmholtz Munich is a member of the Helmholtz Society, one of the two biggest Academic Alliances in Germany. Its parent University, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) is the leading university in Germany and was amongst the first Universities of Excellence in Germany. As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Munich pursues the goal of developing personalised medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, epigenetics, environmental factors and lifestyle under a fully international umbrella.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact: Prof. Maria-Elena TORRES-PADILLA. Contact information provided at www.hmgu.de/ies