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Opportunities for Postdocs, Master/PhD, PhD students and Research Assistants.

Opportunities for Postdocs, Master/PhD, PhD students and Research Assistants. Gartner lab, Institute of Basic Science, Center for Genome Integrity, Ulsan, South Korea. The Gartner lab (https://sites.google.com/view/gartnerlab/home) recently moved from Dundee, Scotland to the Institute of Basic Science (IBS) Center for Genome Integrity (CGI) https://cgi.ibs.re.kr/html/cgi_en/bat the UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, https://www.unist.ac.kr) campus in Ulsan, South Korea. We are using both C. elegans and mammalian cells as model systems to understand basic mechanisms of genome integrity. We are looking for PhD students, Master/PhD students Postdocs, Research Assistants interested in Genetic Integrity, Chromosome Biology and Genome Research and Bioinformatics. Working at the IBS center provides a chance to work in a truly international environment. We are particularly encouraging applications for our combined Master (2 years)/PhD (up to 5 years) programe. The Gartner lab has a strong track record in mentoring graduate students (https://sites.google.com/view/gartnerlab/former-lab-members). UNIST, which was opened in 2009, has the ambition to become a premier, word leading Research University. At UNIST, all undergraduate teaching is done in English.  The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) was founded in 2011 https://www.ibs.re.kr/eng.do and since then 30 IBS research centres opened up throughout Korea. Our ambition at the CGI is to become a leading Research Centre for Genome Integrity and Chromosome Biology. Building up the new branch for Genetic and Genomic Toxicology provides excellent opportunities. The IBS center has access to most generous core support. The campus is nicely located, in the outskirts of Ulsan, a city of ~ one million, 15 km from the city centre in a valley, surrounded by woods. A high-speed train station can be reached within 10 minutes and provides connections to Busan the second largest city of Korea (close to Japan) and Seoul within ~20 minutes and ~2 hours (U$ ~40 for a one-way ticket, 400km), respectively. Please have a look at our website: https://sites.google.com/view/gartnerlab/home?authuser=4. Students and Postdocs will be advised by myself, Stephane Rolland and Dmitry Ivanov. Please contact us as at:   tgartner@ibs.re.kr (Anton), or petersburg01@ibs.re.kr (Dmitry) or srolland@ibs.re.kr (Stephane) For joining as a Master/PhD or PhD student the next period for turning in applications is from March 30th to April 15th (http://adm-g.intl.unist.ac.kr/admissions/guidelines/) Please spread the word. Anton...

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions Application Deadline: 15/07/2018 Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. For details, please click this link. ...

Inclusiveness Target Country Conference Grants

Inclusiveness Target Country Conference Grants Application Deadline: 31/08/2018 (ITC) conference grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) from participating ITCs to attend international science and technology-related conferences (to discuss a project in line with BM1408 objectives), not specifically organised by GENiE BM1408. The conference must have taken place before March 15th 2019. For details, please click this link. ...

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions Application Deadline: 15/07/2018 Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. For details, please click this link. ...

First 2017 call for GENiE short term scientific missions

First 2017 call for GENiE short term scientific missions Application Deadline: 30/10/2017 Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/BM1408), whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments, or methods that are not available in their own institutions. For details, please click this link. ...

C. elegans summer school

Announcing the 2017 summerschool on C. elegans COST BM1408 is organizing a summer school at the CRG Sept. 10-16th, 2017. For details, visit this link: http://www.crg.eu/en/event/coursescrg-celegans-crispr-rnai-and-genetics   ...

Proteostasis in aging and disease

Announcing the 2017 Workshop "Proteostasis in aging and disease" You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Workshop "Proteostasis in aging and disease   ...

Call for workshops and activities

Call for proposals - workshops and activities Do you want to discuss a particular topic with your GENiE colleagues? Assemble an interdisciplinary panel to debate of a biological question? Share the latest advances on a technique? Here’s your opportunity! Note that non-GENiE are welcome to these activities, but are usually not reimbursed. Please send an email to Sophie Jarriault with what you would like to organise, the date (or at least a month), and a venue, before Feb. 28th. ...

The 2017 GENiE PI Meeting

The 2017 GENiE PI meeting You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 GENiE PI Meeting, September 21-23 in the Czech republic! ...

The 2016 European Worm Meeting

EWM 2016, June 1-3, Berlin The 2016 European Worm Meeting (EWM) taking place June 1 – 3 in Berlin (Germany) at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC). All scientists worldwide are welcome to attend the 2016 EWM in Berlin! This meeting is supported by GENiE and COST BM1408. ...

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites

Hydra, Greece, Sunday 4 September - Friday 9 September 2016 Helminth parasitology has proven to be one of the fastest growing research areas across a spectrum of scientific activities from genomics, immunology and tropical medicine. With rapidly increasing sequence information, new drug development for therapy, and intricate host-parasite molecular interactions, research on these organisms and the diseases they cause is becoming ever more exciting and relevant to global health. A key element in the success of helminth research has been the collaborative and interactive community of investigators working in this field. All major areas of helminth research are included, in 12 thematic sessions. An important aspect of this meeting, is the interface between parasite biologists and investigators from worm model systems such as C. elegans, which is proving highly effective at bringing new blood and fresh perspectives into the field. ...

Approval of our COST proposal

We are very excited to announce that the Committee of Senior Officials has formally approved our COST proposal. Let the Action (BM1408) begin!!  ...

First Genie meeting

First GENIE meeting……enjoyed! The GENIE is out……….we recently held a successful kick-off meeting in the beautiful surrounds of Weggis, Swtizerland. Big thanks to all who attended, especially Jean Gayon, Bart Deplanke @FlyJedi, Cathy Southworth @eurostemcell and the sponsors SKMB and EMBO. To spy on the meeting and find out about future meetings: www.worm-genie.com/genie-meeting/...

Epigenetics direct transdifferentiation

Exciting paper on the epigenetic regulation of a natural transdifferentiation event from the Jarriault lab sheds light on the onion-layered molecular mechanisms of cell plasticity. Abstract Science Magazine ...