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CSC-Tübingen PhD Program: Project 06/2020:
A novel method to map cellular protein transport pathways

A novel method to map cellular protein transport pathways

Topic Description:The proposed project intends to establish an in vivo methodology to map protein translocation intermediates in baker’s yeast. The method will involve modifying substrate proteins, which are in the vicinity of a pre-selected traffic component, and their specific analysis by affinity chromatography and mass spectrometry. This approach, which will be established using mitochondrial proteins, has the potential to be extended to other systems and to provide a snapshot of trafficking pathways of all proteins in the cell.

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Institute/Section/Subject:Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Supervising Professors:Prof. Doron Rapaport

About the Supervisors:Research interests in mitochondrial biology, protein transport, and lipid trafficking. Since 2006: full professor of Biochemistry in the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Link: http://www.ifib.uni-tuebingen.de/research-groups/groups-k-z/rapaport.html


Requirements for the application:Required Degrees:
Master degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine, cell biology, biophysics, or a similar program.
Language Requirements: very good knowledge of English


For further instructions on how to apply, more information on the program and contact details please see below.

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CSC-Tübingen PhD Program
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Tübingen have established a PhD Program which supports Chinese nationals inside and outside of China wishing to carry out all or part of their PhD study in Tübingen.

Aims:

  • providing high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities
  • developing education and research collaborations between the University of Tübingen and Chinese universities and research institutions

Target group:
Excellent postgraduate and doctoral students from Chinese universities who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application

Details: Full time fellowship:
  • postgraduate students who want to carry out their complete doctoral studies at the University of Tübingen
  • up to 48 months
  • degree conferred by the University of Tübingen

Funding:
  • Annual living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government (which includes Overseas Student Health Cover)
  • Return airfare to Germany
  • Visa application fees
  • Support for the attendance of international conferences during the second and third year (up to 1000€ granted to successful applicants)

Benefits:
  • Tuition waiver
  • Option to take German language classes provided by the University of Tübingen during the first year
  • Accommodation offered in Tübingen student dormitories depending on availability
  • Opportunities to gain additional teaching and research experience as well as economic benefits from the University of Tübingen from the second year onward (depending on the ability of the applicant and the situation of the respective institute)

Application Process:
  • Jan 15: Application deadline. Applications must be handed in through the online application system of the University of Tübingen
  • by March 1: Successful applicants will be officially informed
  • by April 5: Invited applicants have to register with the CSC according to the regulations of the CSC.
  • by May 31: Final decisions about the allocation of scholarships will be made by the CSC
  • June: Program participants will be invited for a welcome seminar in Beijing
  • by Oct 1: Program participants arrive in Tübingen
  • Successful candidates must return to China upon completion of their studies.

How to Apply:
In order to apply you need to upload the following documents combined in 1 PDF
  • Cover/Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Research proposal
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of proficient skills in the required languages (if possible certificates, proficiency=comprehension of a wide range of demanding, longer texts as well as fluent and spontaneous expression allowing a flexible and effective language use for social, academic and professional purposes.)

For questions please contact the representation of the University of Tübingen in Beijing:
European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS)
北京大学欧洲中国研究合作中心
Mr. Christian Buskühl
Peking University Pacific Science and Technology Development Center
52, Haidian Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 / Room 708
北京大学太平洋科技发展中心, 北京市 海淀区 海淀路52号 708室 / 邮编: 100080
md@eccspku.org



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