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Dynamics of the Structure Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes

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  • Full or part time
    Prof J Palecek
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The SMC (Structure Maintenance of Chromosome) complexes are the key components of higher-order chromatin fibers and play important roles in genome stability. Three SMC complexes are present in most eukaryotic cells: cohesin (SMC1/3), condensin (SMC2/4) and SMC5/6 complex. Cohesin can make internal loops or embrace two sister chromatids (feature essential for proper chromosome segregation); condensin interconnects loops to condense chromatin during mitosis. The SMC5/6 complex is involved in the homologous recombination-based DNA repair, in replication fork stability and processing, and in cohesin regulation. In our lab, we study assembly and functions of SMC5/6 complexes (http://www.ncbr.muni.cz/SPEC/).
New student will use combination of genetic (fission yeast model), biochemical (mostly yeast two-hybrid system and other binding assays) and bioinformatics methods to get deep insights into SMC5/6 features.

Keywords: Structure Maintenance of Chromosome, SMC complexes, SMC5/6; genome stability, chromatin fibers

HOW TO APPLY: Register for this call using the registration form at http://ls-phd.ceitec.cz/http-ls-phd-ceitec-cz/ and submit required documents to receive support with the preparation of the application and all formalities. Your application package will be forwarded to the supervisor for preliminary revision.
Applicants who wish to pursue a degree at the CEITEC PhD program must hold the equivalent of a Master’s degree (MSc) in a similar field (four- or five-year undergraduate degree). The application can be submitted before obtaining the Master’s degree; however, the applicant should obtain a degree within five months after the application deadline.

Funding Notes

Admission for studies, student registration for the full-time study program, and proper fulfillment of student duties constitute the student’s right to a regular income of 22 000 CZK (850 EUR). Information is available at http://ls-phd.ceitec.cz/information-for-students/#fund

Living costs and other practicalities available at http://ls-phd.ceitec.cz/practical-information-for-life-in-brno/



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