A PhD position is open for a collaborative project between the labs of Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi (Evolutionary Bioinformatics) and Prof. Sven Bergmann (Computational Biology). The project concerns the comparative modular analysis of gene expression in vertebrate development. The student will work with, and improve, computational methods of microarray analysis from the Bergmann lab, and ontology alignment methods from the Robinson-Rechavi lab, and apply them to publicly available data.
The project will shed light on the fundamentally modular nature of the regulation of development in animals, and its evolution. Methodological advances of general use are also expected.
We are looking for an autonomous and ambitious student, with a strong mathematical background (physicists, computer scientists, engineers), and knowledge of biology. Previous experience with evolutionary and/ or developmental biology is a plus but not a requirement. Willingness to work with real (and often noisy and complex) biological data is necessary. Fluency in English is a requirement.
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