Thesis topic proposal
Functional and comparative genomics of biotechnologically important fungal traits


Institute: University of Szeged
Doctoral School of Biology

Thesis supervisor: László Nagy
Location of studies (in Hungarian): ELKH, Biological Research Center
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZBK

Description of the research topic:

Fungi are among the most widely used industrial workhorses and possess many metabolic abilities (e.g. lignocellulose degradation), enzymes or other proteins with a great potential in biotechnology. Our lab is interested in evolutionary and functional characterization of such fungal traits, with special emphasis on the application of high-throughput –omics technologies. PhD candidates joining the lab will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge bioinformatic, -omics (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics) and functional assays and work on top notch projects in fungal genomics, in a young and dynamics research group. Projects include, but are not restricted to, gene regulatory network reconstruction of lignocellulose-degradation (with applications in biofuel industry) and multicellularity, the development of bioinformatic methods for studying the genome evolution, phylogenomics or understanding the evolution of complexity.

Required language skills: English
Recommended language skills (in Hungarian): English
Number of students who can be accepted: 2

Deadline for application: 2021-09-01

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