Research Associate – Metabolic Modeling for Antibiotics Research, Germany

A research associate position at postdoctoral level, focusing on metabolic modelling and analysis is – subject to budgetary regulations – available in the Systems Biology Research Group at the University of Rostock for duration of 3 years (start expected for autumn 2015).

As part of an ERASysApp consortium, which investigates actinomycetes in natural product formation, the project studies cellular processes and metabolic capacities for bioproduction purposes, using a systems biology approach.

The main objective of the SYSTERACT project is through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to develop the model actinomycete Streptomyces coelicolor into a ‘Superhost’ for the efficient heterologous production of bioactive compounds, enabling a faster discovery of new antibiotics from environmental microbial resources (microbial strains and metagenomes). Central to this approach will be an iterative Systems Biology process, combining microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, and fermentation technology with modelling.

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