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Gregor Mendel Institute

The Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, continues to recruit Group Leaders. We are primarily targeting junior scientists (i.e., Junior Group Leader or Assistant Professor), although exceptional applications at a more senior level will be considered. We welcome all applications focusing on basic research with relevance to plant biology, broadly interpreted, although we are particularly interested in building strength in computational and genome-enabled biology. Our main criterion is scientific excellence and we favor research with potential for high impact. Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program at the very highest level. The GMI offers internationally competitive packages, including a substantial yearly research budget and access to state-of-the-art facilities. The initial contract will be for five years (with a three-year extension subject to review).


In two publications in the latest issue of Science, the group of Youssef Belkhadir from the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, along with international collaborators, have worked out the molecular details of two important signaling pathways and identified new paradigms for how receptor signaling can occur.


Der Molekularbiologe Michael Nodine möchte den Bauplan von Pflanzen entschlüsseln. Mit diesem Wissen könnte man Mais, Zucchini, Weizen und Co. resistenter gegenüber den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels machen.


We are happy to announce that Yasin Dagdas will join the GMI as group leader starting January 2017. Yasin’s group will combine evolutionary analyses with mechanistic tools to understand the roles of selective autophagy in plants.


For the first time, researchers have sequenced the genomes of all of the species within an entire genus, revealing that the process of speciation is not as simple as previously thought.


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