Post-Doc on Xenobiotic Metabolism at Leeds University, UK

A postdoctoral position is available to work with Dr P.E. Urwin at the Centre for Plant Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK. The project is supported by a BBSRC Industrial Partnership Award to Dr Urwin in conjunction with Anthony Flemming at Syngenta, a world-leading agribusiness.

We are interested in inducible, metabolic responses to chemicals in nematodes. This project aims to identify transcription factors mediating these responses, linking them to the metabolic enzymes they regulate. We then aim to understand the interaction, direct or indirect, between applied chemicals and the transcription factors we have identified. Finally, we will identify and characterize orthologous transcription factors in plant-parasitic nematodes

This a great opportunity for a C.elegans biologist to do fundamental research on a relatively poorly studied area, xenobiotic metabolism, of commercial importance.

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