The university of Amsterdam (Plant Hormone Biology group) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the role of strigolactones in Striga infection and microbiome recruitment.
You will investigate the effect of changes in the composition of the maize strigolactone blend, through natural variation and genetic modification, on Striga infection and microbiome recruitment. Tasks and responsibilities:
• study the effect of mutations in maize strigolactone biosynthetic genes on the root exudate strigolactone composition;
• study the effect of changes in the maize root exudate strigolactone composition on Striga germination and infection under controlled and field conditions;
• study the effect of changes in the maize root exudate strigolactone composition on microbiome recruitment and its functions;
• supervise bachelor and master students.
This vacancy is closed for applications.