Are you a skilled plant geneticist, and intrigued by the what makes plants susceptible to a particular pathogen? We are now seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an ambitious project on the important plant pathogen Xanthomonas campestris. At the University of Amsterdam (UvA), we study how this bacterium invades the plant vasculature via hydathodes. You will study EMS mutants in Arabidopsis that confer natural resistance to this bacterium. In this interdisciplinary project, we aim to unveil the underpinning process that results in reduced disease susceptibility. This genetics project will be executed in close collaboration with a PhD candidate and industry. You will be embedded in a team that aims to provide breeding solutions for devastating plant diseases by studying the underpinning virulence mechanisms at a the molecular level using state-of-the-art technologies.
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