Friday, September 05, 2014

Collaborative postdoc fellowship opportunities

I interrupt this long blogging hiatus to point out two potential postdoc fellowship opportunities to work with our group at the EMBL-EBI. One is the EIPOD program that is an EMBL wide interdisciplinary program. For this fellowship the project is collaboration with Nassos Typas (genetics) and Jeroen Krijgsveld's (proteomics) groups at the EMBL in Heidelberg. Successful candidates would be studying how Salmonella uses post-translational modification effector proteins to regulate and subvert the host cell. It is important to note that EIPOD applicants must be interested in doing both the computational and experimental aspects of the project. Applicants are only expected to have experience in one of the areas (bioinformatics, proteomics, genetics) and an interest in learning about the others. The deadline for the EIPOD application in 11 of September.

The other fellowship opportunity is the newly created EBPOD program. This is a collaborative program set up between the EMBL‐EBI and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). As described in the program webpage this is a program meant to explore and develop computational approaches for translational clinical research involving human subjects. Our project proposal (PDF link) aims to study and identify cell surface markers of primed/activated neutrophils obtained from patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. The project is a collaboration with Paul J Lehner and Edwin Chilvers. The applicant would be in charge of the computational analysis which would focus on proteomics data of protein composition changes in the membrane vs total cell (as in Weekes et al. Cell 2014). Prior expertise in protein related computational research would be ideal.