We are seeking highly motivated and creative colleagues to explore how reversible redox modifications control cell cycle decisions. We employ cell biological and biochemical techniques with an emphasis on single cell imaging and protein interactions. Several ambitious projects are available and can be tailored to individual interests and expertise.
Applicants should have a strong expertise in redox biology ideally involving cell biological techniques and/or protein biochemistry. Additional experience with programing languages such as Python, Matlab, Mathematica or R is beneficial. English language skills are essential; knowledge of German is not required. The position(s) can start immediately or upon mutual agreement. Salary will be according to the German TVL scale. In case of equivalent qualifications, disabled applicants will be preferentially considered. PhD applicants will have the possibility to additionally apply to the Dresden International PhD Programm (DIPP, http://www.dresd...
Time flies! The Mansfeld lab is operating since January 2013 and so we have just turned 5!
This alone was a great occasion to gather together and celebrate. However, we also made toasts for Gabor's thesis submission, him securing the DIGS-BB Wrap-up Grant and Alena becoming the DIGS-BB fellow. In the meantime we threw darts and potted some billiard balls. What a night!
Congratulations to Alena for becoming the DIGS-BB Fellow! Here's what she has to say about her project and the award:
"The small molecule APC/C inhibitors I will develop during my PhD might be beneficial for cancer therapy in the future, especially in the light that indirect inhibition of the APC/C is already used for cancer treatment. Thanks to DIGS-BB Fellow Award I can move our ambitious project ahead and since it is my first own funding, it will also help fostering my future scientific career."
Joerg presented our recent work on establishing all in one reporter for analysis of cell cycle progression as well as dynamics of individual proteins. Based on that he also discussed the curious case of Cyclin D1 and pitched some new ideas that are coming out soon. Lots of great questions and a lovely discussion with PhD students afterwards!
Gabor and Igor spent an amazing couple of days in Croatia, getting charged by the sun, sea breeze and mixture of wonderful people. All this, while immersing themselves in the newest and hottest ubiquitin-related research. On top of that, both of them presented posters on their PhD projects making sure that the link between UFMylation and cell cycle as well as the advantages of E2~dID are getting proper attention.
Joerg and Dilyana will join the EMBO Redox Biology meeting which takes place in Russia between 16th and 23th of July. Dilyana was not only selected to give a talk at the meeting but also has been awarded DIGS-BB Travel Award after giving an amazing chalk talk and outcompeting the other prospective grantees. Great job Didi! Looking forward to the conference/cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg on the Volga River.