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PlantaSYST position: PhD Student

Location (Dept., Institute): Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany

Carlos Andrés Toro Acevedo holds a bachelor degree in industrial chemistry and a master degree in biochemistry and immunology. During his undergraduate research project he studied the impact of light on the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.

In his master thesis he worked on the immunosuppression by repetitive domains on the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.

I have also participated in research projects in the area of regenerative medicine (differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into cartilage) and also in the screening of natural plant extracts to identify molecules with anti-parasitic capacity against the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.

 During his PhD thesis, Carlos will work on the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, an arisen model organism for basal land plant studies, which is also an interesting and new host for synthetic biology approaches. The project aims at establishing and optimizing the production of valuable components, e.g. terpenes or flavonoids in interesting organelles like chloroplasts and oil bodies.

PlantaSYST position: PhD students

Location (Dept., Institute): Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany

Ciaran Rühmkorff completed both his B.Sc. in biology, as well as his M.Sc. in technical biology at the TU Darmstadt. He first became acquainted with synthetic biology during his bachelor thesis when he worked on aptamer-based gene expression switches in mammalian cells. Subsequently, his master thesis, which falls within the area of protein engineering, aimed at utilizing sequence specific protease as proteolytic switches in Escherichia coli. Now undertaking his PhD thesis (commenced in August 2020), he aims to improve the heterologous production of terpenoids in Saccaromyces cerevisiae with the aid of synthetic tools. So far, these synthetic tools comprise a promoter engineering approach as well as a design, which might allow substrate channelling on small cellular lipid storage chambers, called lipid droplets.

 

PlantaSYST position: Technician

Location (Dept., Institute): Plant Cell Biotechnology, CPSBB

The main area of Siyana`s research interest is the initiation and micropropagation of plant in vitro cultures. Siyana is also interested in the estimation of the potential biological activity of plant-derived extracts and pure molecules in human and cancer cell lines.

 

Positions:Technician

Department: Plant Cell Biotechnology, CPSBB

 The main area of Iva`s research interest is the initiation and micropropagation of plant in vitro cultures, as wells as, maintenance of human and cancer cell lines.

 
 

 

PlantaSYST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (SGA-CSA No 664621 and No 739582 under FPA No. 664620)
Calls: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015, Topic: WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming, and H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017: TeamingPhase2
CPSBB has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund through the "Science and Education for Smart Growth" Operational Programme, under BG05M2OP001-1.003-0001-C01 project.
 
EU PlantaSYST has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, project PlantaSYST (SGA-CSA No. 739582 under FPA No. 664620), and the BG05M2OP001-1.003-001-C01 project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the "Science and Education for Smart Growth" Operational Programme SESG
   
  Calls: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015, Topic: WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming, and H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017: TeamingPhase2