Ongeveer 4 uur geleden - Universiteit Maastricht (UM) - Maastricht
De PhD positie is beschikbaar bij de afdeling radiologie van het Nederlands Kanker Instituut (NKI-AvL) en de aanstelling vindt plaats bij de Universiteit Maast…
Project descriptionCrystallization of water into ice is lethal to most organisms and detrimental to many soft materials. Freeze-avoidant fish living in polar seas evolved to tackle this problem with an unusual coping strategy. They produce ...
Crystallization of water into ice is lethal to most organisms and detrimental to many soft materials. Freeze-avoidant fish living in polar seas evolved to tackle this problem with an unusual coping strategy. They produce 'antifreeze' proteins that block the growth of embryonic ice crystals within a narrow temperature range known as the 'thermal hysteresis gap' enabling survival under extreme conditions. In this project you will design and implement single molecule imaging methods to unravel how antifreeze proteins work and to better understand the functionality of biomimetic polymeric antifreezes developed for materials science and biomedical applications.
We seek highly talented, motivated, and enthusiastic candidates with an MSc degree in Biophysics. The successful candidate has a solid background in biophysics and/or optical microscopy, as well as good communication skills, is fluent in English, and should have a strong motivation to do original, fundamental research in an interdisciplinary team. Experience with state-of-the-art microscopy, protein biophysics, crystallization, and/or microfluidics is preferred. An interview and a scientific presentation are part of the selection process.
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