Vacant PhD Fellowship in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’ – Københavns Universitet

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20. maj 2019

Vacant PhD Fellowship in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’

A PhD position is available in the Center for Chromosome Stability ( in a group headed by Prof Ian D. Hickson.
The post is available from October 1st, 2019 (or at a mutually agreed date).
Highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in chromosome structure and disease are encouraged to apply. 
The post is fully funded, although the post-holder will be encouraged to seek a personal fellowship to support his/her PhD stipend. 
Project description 
The project is part of collaboration between the Hickson and Lopez-Contreras groups in the CCS and will focus on understanding the molecular basis for developmental disorders in man caused by abnormalities in the protein Topoisomerase III (TOP3). TOP3 is required for DNA repair and genome stabilization through altering the topological state of DNA. The project will involve multiple methodologies, including biophysical and cell biological techniques, as well as characterization of a mouse model of the human disease. 
The project will be overseen primarily by Dr. Anna H. Bizard, an expert on DNA topology 
Start:        October 2019.  
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student 
Application deadline:  June 30, 2019
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