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Ph.D. position: Exploring regulatory mechanisms from single genes up to large genetic networks

Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology

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About the Project

Project: Gene networks perform continuous, semi-parallel, information processing while being robust to fluctuations. From this emerge decision-making processes that timely activate cellular responses. This project will study information propagation in bacterial Gene Networks combining methods from Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Signal Processing, and Network and Information Sciences.

By understanding better how information flows between the genes, we aim to find new ways to disrupt bacterial antibiotic resistance and assist in producing new synthetic genetic circuits for bioindustrial processes.
Theoretical predictions will be experimentally validated in-house by other group members in our fully equipped laboratory for conducting genomics, and molecular and single-cell biology ( The work is aimed to high level scientific journals.

Research Environment: We are an interdisciplinary, international group with expertise in systems biology, biophysics, signal and image processing, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and single-cell biology. We are involved in national and international collaborations. Former Ph.D. students are now in Harvard University, Oxford University, Boston University, École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Google (NY), etc. We do theoretical and experimental research, and our lab has state-of-the-art technology for live, single-cell biology studies.

The laboratory and offices are in the Kauppi Campus of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology of Tampere University ( This research center has all state-of-the-art technology necessary for the project and many other world-level research teams, creating the perfect research environment.

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To apply: please send the following docs to Andre Ribeiro (Email: [Email Address Removed]):

• CV
• Cover letter (describing your skills, research interests, and motivation for applying to this position)
• Diplomas and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc degrees). Students who will finish MSc until the end of 2020 are also invited to apply.
• Contact details of 1-2 persons for professional references
• Either in the application documents or in the second stage of the selection process, an accepted English proficiency test will be necessary. For more details see (

Andre S. Ribeiro, Professor (tenured). PI, Laboratory of Biosystem Dynamics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University.
Twitter: @AndreSR_Tampere
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Funding Notes

The successful applicant should have a Masters’ degree in either Computational or Systems Biology, Biophysics, Signal Processing, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent. Programing skills in MATLAB or similar is required. Ability to design and simulate simple dynamical systems is a plus. The work associated to this position will be theoretical oriented, not lab oriented. Finally, proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

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