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PhD and master project opportunities in Molecular Infection Biology

Project: Inclusion damage and repair during infection with Chlamydia trachomatis

Many intracellular pathogens of clinical importance have evolved strategies to avoid host cellular defenses by hiding within pathogen-containing vacuoles (PCVs). One of these pathogens is Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common bacterial agent of blindness and sexually-transmitted diseases. In this project, we aim to exploit the novel genetic techniques for C. trachomatis in combination with state-of-the-art live cell imaging and genetic screening technologies to obtain a comprehensive understanding of factors that regulate the stability of the Chlamydia PCV (inclusion).

We are currently seeking students that would like to join our team to work on this project.

Interested students should prepare a single PDF (max 5 pages) containing: 1) a letter of motivation describing the student’s interest in molecular infection biology and interest in the specific project, as well as potential relevant previous practical experience, 2) a curriculum vitae including a description of the methods that the student has mastered, and if applicable 3) names and e-mail addresses for one or two references, with stated professional relationship to the student. The document should be written in English and sent to the research group leader: Barbara Sixt (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Alumna at MIMS, Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany.

Link to the Emmanuelle Charpentier Lab

Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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Emmanuelle Charpentier
about her research at MIMS

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