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PhD Position on the metabolism of photorophic bacteria: Czech Republic

The Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs at the Institute of Microbiology in Trebon, Czech Rep is looking for motivated candidate for a PhD position.

The PhD project focusses on the metabolism of phototrophic bacteria. Light energy from the sun drives basically all the life on Earth. Photosynthesis, the process where light energy is captured and converted in the chemical energy available for organisms, represent one of the most important biological processes. In the presented project we will focus on photoheterotrophic organisms which utilize light energy only partially to supplement their predominantly heterotrophic metabolism. The project will focus on how these bacteria capture light energy and how they use it in their metabolism. The student will learn basic microbiological, biophysical and molecular techniques.

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