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Plants are vital to human life and health and are essential to mitigate the effects of climate change. Due to their sessile lifestyle, plants have developed the ability to rapidly adapt their genome expression in response to environmental challenges. Multiple lines of evidence indicate that spatial (3D) organization of nuclear DNA is critical in this adaptation process and the Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits (INDEPTH) network will decipher how nuclear architecture, chromatin organization and gene expression are connected and modified in response to internal and external cues. This is COST Action CA16212.
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> Postdoctoral position in chromosome biology in Ales Pecinka group on 'Characterization of plant mitotic metaphase chromosome transcriptome and proteome using temperate zone model crop barley (Hordeum vulgare)'. More information can be downloaded here. Start date in early November.
> Two postdoctoral Quantitative Genetics positions in Nicolas Heslot's group at Limagrain Field Seeds in Saint Beauzire, France. Details about the position can be found at this link.
Up to €1500 is available for INDEPTH members from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) to travel to an international meeting to represent their research alongside promotion of INDEPTH activities.
Details about available ITC grants can be found here
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The INDEPTH Cost Action is managed by a Core management team and includes members from across Europe and beyond.
Investigate our global map to learn where our members conduct their research! Continue reading »
The activities of the INDEPTH COST Action are split into across five working groups (WG). Learn all about these different WGs here. Continue reading »
An important part of the activities of the COST Action involve scientific meetings and training opportunities that bring together scientists to build collaborations and to share their expertise. Continue reading »
The 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019) will be held in Freiburg, Germany, 1-8 July. There will be one day of training, three days of mixed meeting and training, and then two to four days of CollaborationFest. The meeting features joint & parallel sessions; invited, accepted, and lightning talks; poster and demo sessions; birds-of-a-feather meetups; social events; and training sessions every day.
In July, I will be starting my research group at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona, Spain. The research focus of my group will be the epigenetic mechanisms that control developmental transitions in plants, using Arabidopsis and maize as model systems.
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