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Search for new regulators of intracellular trafficking in plants

Project Description

Plants are the organisms providing oxygen for the biosphere being the fundamental element of food chain, therefore, basic understanding of molecular mechanisms guiding their growth is essential. A sessile life style of plants resulted in developing unique adaptation mechanisms enabling them to rapidly react to ever-changing environment and flexible adaptation of their postembryonic development. The partially permeable cell wall and the plasma membrane (PM) represent the interface that separates sensitive cell interior from the outside conditions. The integrity of PM lipid bilayer depends on an elaborate system of membrane delivery (exocytosis) and removal (endocytosis) coupled with PM protein removal and re-compartmentalization that is regulated by intracellular trafficking. Therefore, our overall aim is to uncover the molecular mechanisms regulating endocytic trafficking in plant cells.

Keywords: plants function, intracellular trafficking, endocytic trafficking regulations

HOW TO APPLY: Register for this call using the registration form at
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 programme must hold the equivalent of a Master’s degree (MSc) in similar field (four or five year undergraduate degree). The application can be submitted before obtaining the Master’s degree, however, the applicant should obtain the degree within five month after the application deadline.

Funding Notes

Admission for studies, student registration for the full-time study programme and proper fulfilment of student duties constitute the student’s right to a regular scholarship of 22 000 CZK (850 EUR). Information is available at View Website

Living costs and other practicalities available at View Website

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