Grants & PhD offers in systematics

PostDocGe
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PostDocGe
PostDocGe

Postdoc position at the The Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva (CJBG) and the department of Botany and Plant Biology
from the University of Geneva

Subject: Ecological and molecular bases of flower color evolution

deadline for application: February 29, 2018

The project aims to model the evolution of flower color and integrate comparative analyses of molecular evolution, gene expression, and anthocyanins production in a lineage of Neotropical plants, the Gesnerioideae. The amazing flower diversity present in this plant group and the frequent parallel evolution of bee, hummingbird and bat pollination will provide the necessary framework to identifying the role of pollinator- mediated selection on flower color evolution and to better characterize the biochemical and genetic mechanisms underlying color transitions. This project built on new transcriptomic resources available for the group, which will facilitate the identification of all genes involved in the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway and their sequencing using target capture method.

More information and contacts: Unige_postdoc_Perret


Dicranale moss
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Dicranale moss
Dicranale moss

PhD position at the Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland

Exploring comparative morphology-anatomy of moss peristomes and the potential to resolve
deep-rooted taxonomic problems in the Dicranales

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD project at the Plant Systematics and Biodiversity Laboratory, Conservatoire & Jardin botaniques de Genève and University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Recent discoveries have highlighted in a group moss monophyletic, the Dicranales, the great importance of a sporophyte structure: the peristome. The project aims to study the architecture and development of this peristome in employing a combination of conventional techniques, such as microscopy and SEM, as well as 3D scanning, morphometric, and geometric analysis. The potentially interesting characters will be tested from a taxonomic, systematic point of view and applied into phylogenetic analyses. Through this study, the candidate will develop skills in comparative biology, by addressing evolutionary issues through an anatomical morphological approach, and will become familiar with innovative techniques.

Applications (motivation letter and CV) should be sent before December 18th, 2017 to:

Prof. Michelle J. Price & Dr. Fred W. Stauffer (see attached document for contact information)

Project starting April 2018.



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SSS Student travel grants: 2017 awards

Student name Institution Congress
Roman Alther UniZurich & Eawag 17th ICA International Colloquium on Amphipoda, Italy Sicily
Angela Cano UniGe & CJB

XIX International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China in July 2017

Erik Koenen UniZurich

XIX International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China in July 2017

Vinciane Mossion UniNe

XIX International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China in July 2017

Tamara Spasojevic UniBe & Museum Bern BioSyst.EU, Gothenburg, Sweden


aspisviper schlange
Bild: M. Bolliger
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aspisviper schlange (Bild: M. Bolliger)

Research and conservation of reptiles and amphibians in Switzerland: Grant Jean-Claude Monney

This grant supports all types of projects have a link with the protection of endangered species of the Swiss herpetofauna, both scientific projects of basic or applied research, as well as awareness related to one or more species or their habitats.

See the link below for details and application. Dealine for project submission: 15 september.