Grants & PhD offers in systematics

Capurodendron
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Capurodendron
Capurodendron

PhD position at the Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland

Systematics, species delimitation and conservation in a Madagascar endemic genus of Sapotaceae

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. The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and includes species delimitation, phylogenomic diversity and species distribution modelling and their application to the conservation of Capurodendron, a Malagasy endemic genus of ca. 30 valuable tree species in the family Sapotaceae.

The ideal candidates should be a botanist who enjoys working in the laboratory (targeted gene capture) with field experience in the Tropics (with understanding of conservation issues; possibly one trip scheduled to Madagascar), and should have good basic knowledge of taxonomy, phylogenetics, population genetics and bioinformatics. We are particularly interested in students that already have experience with Next Generation Sequencing techniques. Good writing skills in English are a must and familiarity with French is a plus.

Applications (motivation letter, CV, email address of 2/3 reference persons) should be sent before June 15th, 2017 to:

Yamama Naciri (yamama.naciri@ville-ge.ch / yamama.naciri@unige.ch).

Project starting October 2017.


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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


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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.