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LSM doctoral projects

Please note:

  • National and international candidates are welcome to apply
  • You have to apply through our online application tool which is open until 31 October 2023, 12:00 noon CET!
  • For further information about the projects, feel free to contact the supervisor directly
  • All offered projects are financed by third-party funds of the supervisor (e.g. DFG funded)
  • The funded projects below cover most areas of natural and life sciences from Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Plant Sciences.
  • On the online application tool, two projects can be selected.
  • You are welcome to browse through our faculty members´research here
Research groups

Please access the projects´descriptions through clicking on the below highlighted group leaders´names !

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung (Microbiology)
Title: Acidification of the cytoplasm as a poorly understood stimulus for the activation of stress adaptation in Escherichia coli
acid stress, Escherichia coli, transcriptional regulation, sensing
Subject area:
Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Prof. Dr. Dario Leister (Plant Sciences)
Title: Acclimation to fluctuating light: cyclic electron flow
Keywords: acclimation, photosynthesis, cyclic electron flow, suppressor screen
Subject area: Botany/Plant sciences, Microbiology, Genetics, Cell biology, Physiology

Prof. Dr. Stylianos Michalakis (Cell and developmental biology)
Title: Role of TET3-mediated 5mC oxidation for neuronal differentiation and plasticity
Keywords: Epigenetics, DNA Methylation, Demethylation, Neuron, Retina
Subject area: Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

Prof. Dr. Silke Robatzek (Plant Genetics)
Title: Decoding the chitin signatures generated by Xylella fastidiosa
Keywords: Xylella fastidiosa, plant immunity, chitin
Subject area: Microbiology, Plant Science

Dr. Arne Weiberg (Plant Genetics)
Title: Pathogen extracellular vesicles in RNA effector delivery
Keywords: RNA biology, plant-microbe interaction, extracellular vesicles
Subject area: Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Crop Science, Plant Protection, Mycology