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  • am 25.08.2015 11:13
    von NickL
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    Für die LV Bau der Erde werden am 23.10 und am 27.11 von Herrn Prof. Jürgen Konzett zwei Nachtrags - Prüfungstermine angeboten!

    Prüfungstermin-1: Freitag 23.10.2015 von 14:00-15:30 Uhr im Hörsaal 6 (Innrain 52)
    Prüfungstermin-2: Freitag 27.11.2015 von 14:00-15:30 Uhr im Hörsaal 6 (Innrain 52)
  • am 24.08.2015 19:56
    von FTs
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    Tromsø University Museum has a vacant PhD position for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached to the research group in taxonomy and biodiversity.

    The PhD position will be connected to two ongoing projects. 1) The Norwegian Barcode of Life project (NorBol, http://www.norbol.org/en/) is a national network of research institutions collaborating on DNA barcoding of organisms in Norway and a regional node in the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL). For vascular plants, we do low coverage shotgun sequencing of genomic DNA and assemble the whole plastid DNA, nuclear rDNA and large parts of mitochondrial genome. 2) The After Ice DNA Metabarcoding project (http://en.uit.no/ansatte/inger.g.alsos) explores the occurrence of boreal species at northern latitudes by ancient DNA analyses using the P6 loop of the plastid DNA trnL (UUA) intron. Lake sediments have been collected at key sites for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions in Norway and Svalbard.

    The PhD candidate will bridge these projects by developing laboratory and bioinformatic tools to apply shotgun sequencing on the ancient samples. This will provide valuable data which the candidate will use to explore effects of past climate change on e.g. species turnover, dispersal, extinction, and phylogenetic diversity. In both projects, we collaborate with colleges at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, who run similar projects focused on the Alps, and the candidate is expected to spend a 3-6 month research stay there.

    Application deadline: 15.09.2015

    More information:[url]
  • am 15.08.2015 09:29
    von NickL
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    Zwischen 13. und 15. Oktober 2015 findet am universitären Forschungsinstitut für Limnologie in Mondsee der Reinwasserkurs 2015 statt.

    Der Kurs dient der Ausbildung zur Entnahme von Proben für die physikalische, chemische, biologische und mikrobiologische Untersuchung von Wasser und Sedimenten aus Brunnen, Quellen, Fließgewässern und Seen. Außerdem werden die Probennahme bei Fischsterben und die Überprüfung von EU-Badestellen behandelt.

    Der Kurs findet unter der Leitung von Dr. Paul Jäger (Ingenieurbüro für Ökologie und Umweltbiologie) und Hon. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weisse (Forschungsinstitut für Limnologie, Mondsee) statt.
    Das Detailprogramm und zugleich Anmeldeformular ist unter http://www.uibk.ac.at/limno/files/pdf/rwk-2015.pdf verfügbar.
    Senden Sie uns Ihre Anmeldung per e-Mail (office-ilim@uibk.ac.at) oder Fax (0043(0) 51250750299) .

    Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir für Gruppen ab 3 Personen und StudentInnen ermäßigte Teilnahmekosten bieten!

    Forschungsinstitut für Limnologie, Mondsee
    Der Universität Innsbruck
    Mondseestrasse 9
    5310 Mondsee

    # Kursunterlagen
    # Kursteilnahme
    # Prüfung
    # Kurszeugnis
    # Geselliger Abend am 13.10.2015



    EUR 750,- zzgl. 20% Mwst.
    Gruppenermäßigung 20% ab 3. Person
    StudentInnentarif mit Inskriptionsbestätigung EUR 350,- zzgl. 20% Mwst.

    Überweisung an:
    Raiffeisenverband Salzburg, RVS
    Verwendungszweck: Probennahmekurs Reinwasser 2015 – Kursgebühr
    BIC: RVSAAT2S IBAN: AT78 3500 0000 0316 1205

    # A1 Westautobahn
    # Autobahnabfahrt Mondsee, Richtung Wolfgangsee, nach dem Seehotel Lackner finden Sie das Institutsgebäude auf der linken Seite
    # Parkplatz am Kursgelände, nach Verfügbarkeit – sonst in unmittelbarer Gehweite

    Wir ersuchen Sie ihre Zimmer in Mondsee bzw. Umgebung selbst zu reservieren:
    Tourismusverband MondSeeLand
    Dr. Franz-Müller-Straße 3
    A-5310 Mondsee
    Tel. 0043(0) 6232 2270
    info@mondsee.at oder http://www.mondsee.at
  • am 27.07.2015 17:29
    von davidteis
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    Master thesis project in the Division of Cell Biology, Teis-Lab, Biocenter, Medical University of Innsbruck.

    Molecular Mechanism of starvation induced endocytosis

    Growth factor receptors and nutrient transporters in the plasma membrane (PM) of eukaryotic cells play a critical role in cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Their selective ubiquitin dependent removal from the PM helps cells to properly adapt to changes in the extracellular environment. The molecular mechanisms underlying the endocytosis of activated growth factor receptors are well understood. In contrast, little is know how cells control and regulate the abundance of nutrient transporters. Our recent results shown, that nutrient limitation induces selective endocytosis and degradation of many different nutrient transporters. This starvation-induced endocytosis of nutrient transporters together with autophagy is required for cell survival during nutrient limitation (Müller, Schmidt et al. eLife 2015). Our finding implicate new regulatory mechanisms for endocytosis and we have identified the first key molecules that are required for this process.
    In this Master-thesis project, you will work in a team that aims to understand the molecular mechanism driving starvation-induced endocytosis.
    To do so, you will learn how to use live cell imaging imaging and biochemical approaches in combination with genetic approaches in yeast. The goal of this master-thesis project is to define the mechanistic concept in which cellular starvation program communication with the endocytic machinery and thereby survive nutrient limitation. The results obtained could have general implications on our understanding of how cells cope with nutrient stresses, and will unravel mechanisms likely to be of prime importance in many pathologies, including metabolic diseases and cancer.

    Requirements: high level of motivation to solve basic cell biological problems

    Start: the sooner the better

    If you are interested please contact: david.teis@i-med.ac.at
  • am 06.07.2015 12:52
    von samanthacn
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    Master project: The role of nanoscale ligand density and spacing on macrophage functions

    Project background
    Nanotopography and cell adhesion have been shown to influence cell fate and inflammatory response of monocyte/macrophages. (Ferraz, Hong et al. 2010) Macrophages play a crucial role in the host response to biomaterials. By using the Block copolymer micelle nanolithography (BCMN), substrates with precise posi-tioning of nano-gold particles immobilized with functional motif (e.g. RGD, a tri-peptide which present on a variety of adhesive extracellular matrix (ECM) that mediates cell attachment) in various patterns and dis-tances can be produced. (Arnold, Hirschfeld-Warneken et al. 2008) This allows the investigation of the molecular interactions of macrophages on substrates with nano-scale distribution of cell adhesion integrin. The knowledge will play a significant role in biomaterials implant development and will contribute to design strategies for controlling specific biological functions and modulate the host inflammatory response to the implanted materials.

    The project aims to determine how nano-topography and integrin pattern influences macrophage focal adhesion and the sequential signal-transduction that control macrophage functions. This is a multi-disciplinary project that the student is expected to learn how to prepare RGD-linked nanogold substrate by BCMN in Max-Planck institute for intelligent system, Stuttgart. The morphology and behavior of macrophages on these substrates will be analyzed by confocal microscopy and subsequent image analysis, and the functional activities of the macrophages will be evaluated by real-time RT-PCR and ELISA for their RNA and protein synthesis.

    We are searching for a master student with a background on biomedical science, biomedical engineering, material science or related discipline to join our interdisciplinary team. The project duration is six months with an initial training period in Max Planck Institute for Intelligent System, Stuttgart, Germany. (http://www.is.mpg.de/spatz) The evaluation by cell culture methods will be performed in EMPA, St Gallen. To apply and for more information, please contact the project supervisor Dr. Samantha Chan (Samantha.chan@empa.ch) or Dr. Katharina Maniura (Katharina.maniura@empa.ch) or Prof. Joachim Spatz (spatz@is.mpg.de). Accomodation and a monthly stipend will be provided.

    EMPA Laboratory for Biointerfaces
    Empa is the interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology devel-opment of the ETH Domain. Our laboratory is active in research and development of biomaterials and bio-molecules for medical and industrial relevant applications.
    Max-Planck institute for intelligent systems Department of new materials and biosystems
    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems explores fundamental and applied research topics in the area of biomaterials, biophysics and biomedicine. Its focus is novel functions and phenomena based on the self-organization of molecules, proteins, nanoparticles, bacteria, and cells as well as their chemical and physical manipulation.

    References for further reading
    Arnold, M., V. C. Hirschfeld-Warneken, T. Lohmuller, P. Heil, J. Blummel, E. A. Cavalcanti-Adam, M. Lopez-Garcia, P. Walther, H. Kessler, B. Geiger and J. P. Spatz (2008). "Induction of cell polarization and migration by a gradient of nanoscale variations in adhesive ligand spacing." Nano Lett 8(7): 2063-2069.
    Ferraz, N., J. Hong, M. Santin and M. Karlsson Ott (2010). "Nanoporosity of alumina surfaces induces different patterns of activation in adhering monocytes/macrophages." Int J Biomater 2010: 402715.

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  • am 05.07.2015 14:12
    von NickL
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    The Department of Forest Genetics at the Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW) in Vienna (Austria) is inviting applications for a PhD Position to study the genetic variation of disease resistance of common ash against the cause of the European-wide ash dieback, the pathogen Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus. The PhD candidate will use quantitative- and molecular-genetic approaches to identify disease resistant genotypes, to understand the geographical pattern of resistance, and to select genotypes for breeding programmes. The PhD will work in a joint project between the BFW and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Department of Forest Entomology, Forest pathology and Forest Protection).

    We look for a highly enthusiastic PhD student with interest in molecular and quantitative genetics, forest pathology and tree breeding, preferably with previous experience in any of these research areas. A high level of self-organization skill is expected. All our projects are highly integrative and require willingness to embrace multiple disciplines within the domain of forest genetics.

    - Master in Forestry, Forest or Plant Pathology, Biology, Nature conservation or related sciences
    - Fluent spoken and written English
    - Basic knowledge of German
    - Driving licence
    - Ability and willingness for field and nursery work

    The PhD contract is for 4 years (30 h/week) and enables the attendance of PhD courses at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.

    We offer an inspiring research environment, including state-of-the art research facilities, extensive supervision and an exciting project with high relevance for nature conservation and forest management.

    The Department of Forest Genetics is located in the heart of Vienna, close to Schoenbrunn castle. We are concerned with the analysis of genetic information about forest trees and other organisms living in the forest and the dynamics of genetic processes in forest stands. Environmental stress and forest management issues are also considered. Activities are based on genome research, population genetics and provenance research (gene ecology). The aim is to translate genetic knowledge into measures for biodiversity enhancement, genetically sustainable management of forests, protection and management of genetic resources and promotion of the adaptability and survival of complex forest ecosystems. In addition, the department deals with breeding possibilities to increase the productivity and yield of tree species from plantations. Research projects are often conducted in close cooperation with other departments, universities, and forest enterprises in Austria and abroad.

    How to apply: Send a single pdf including a letter of motivation, a CV with University grades, the names and addresses of two referees, a short page research vision and, if available, copies of research papers or the Master thesis.

    Univ.Prof Dr. Dr. Thomas GEBUREK (institut2@bfw.gv.at)
    Department of Forest Genetics

    Federal Research and Training Centre for Forest, Natural Hazards andLandscape
    A-1140 Vienna, Hauptstr. 7

    The position is available from August 2015 and open until filled.
  • am 04.07.2015 09:36
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    DIPLOMARBEITS-THEMA ZU VERGEBEN! Im Rahmen von dem Projekt "Biodivercity" in Innsbruck, sucht die Uni noch eine(n) engagierten Bio- Lehramtler(in), die ab Anfang August (bis ca. Ende Sept.) die Biodivercity- Flächen in Innsbruck (Franziskanerplatz, Landesmuseum, Hofgarten und Oberlandesgericht) beprobt. Bei Interesse oder Fragen meldet euch bitte bei mir (V.Huter@student.uibk.ac.at). Liebe Grüße, Verena
  • am 01.07.2015 16:36
    von FTs
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    Ph.D. Position: HDL Funktion und Reverser Cholesterintransport (ab Herbst 2015)

    • Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin I, Gentherapielabor, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck (Arbeitsgruppe Reverser Cholesterin Transport, Andreas Ritsch)

    • Thema: Das beantragte Projekt basiert auf einem gänzlich neuem Tiermodel, dem Apolipoprotein E Knockout Kaninchen. Geplante Arbeiten beginnen mit der Charakterisierung diese Modells (Lipoproteinparameter, Expression und Aktivität beteiligter Proteine einschließlich CETP, PLTP, Lipoproteinlipase, LDL-Rezeptor, SR-BI und ABCA1). Weiters werden wir den Einfluss verschiedener Diäten auf den Lipidstatus und die Entstehung der Atherosklerose in diesem Kaninchenmodell analysieren. Im letzten Abschnitt werden wir noch verschiedene Parameter der HDL Funktion untersuchen. Dazu gehören der Einfluss auf den reversen Cholesterintransport und auf die Endothelfunktion, sowie antioxidative und antiinflammatorische Eigenschaften. Die Ergebnisse der Studien in diesem Tiermodell mit hoher Relevanz für die Situation beim Menschen ermöglichen einen neuen Ausgangspunkt für die Entwicklung neuer Strategien zur Prävention und Therapie von kardiovaskulären Erkrankungen beim Menschen.

    • Funding: laufendes FWF-Projekt, volle Ph.D: Stelle für die gesamte geplante Dauer von 3 Jahren.

    • Kontakt: : Andreas Ritsch, mobile: 0650-2838830, email: andreas.ritsch@i-med.ac.at

    • Weitere Informationen: https://www.i-med.ac.at/rct/
  • am 23.06.2015 11:58
    von NickL
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    Die Sprechstunden des Studiendekans Prof. Paul Illmer werden noch bis zum 6.7. wöchentlich, wie gewohnt Montags ab 13:00 statt finden.
    Dann wird es am 27. 7. nocheinmal eine Sprechstunde geben und
    ab dem 21. 9. finden die Sprechstunden nach der Sommerpause wieder wöchentlich statt.
    (Quelle: Dekanat)