PhD scholarship in 'Gene Regulatory Networks; deciphering conflicting role in lineage specification and embryonic stem cell pluripotency' – University of Copenhagen

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09 July 2015

PhD scholarship in 'Gene Regulatory Networks; deciphering conflicting role in lineage specification and embryonic stem cell pluripotency'

PhD scolarship

A PhD scholarship investigating the “the role of lineage specifiers in regulating pluripotency” is offered by the Brickman Lab with in Danish Stem Cell Centre (DanStem) as part of StemPhys.

StemPhys is a new interdisciplinary initiative joining forces of physics and stem cell biology with the goal of advancing our knowledge of stem cell commitment and controlling the differentiation process. Six core groups at the University of Copenhagen constitute StemPhys, three in stem cell and developmental biology from DanStem, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and three groups covering both theoretical and experimental physics, from the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science. StemPhys is financed by the Danish National Research Foundation for a period of 6 years and commenced on April 1st 2015. Details can be found at www.stemphys.ku.dk 

DanStem is an international center with in the faculty of Health and Medical Sciences focused on stem cell biology. It was founded three years ago based on a grant from the Novo Nordic Foundation that enabled the recruitment of leading laboratories from abroad to Denmark and bringing them together with some of international leaders already in Denmark. DanStem is the world biggest concentration of groups working on stem cells associated with visceral organ development and homeostasis. It is also rapidly becoming an international center for the study of gene regulation in differentiation and disease. DanStem is currently made up of nine research groups, five of whom were recruited from outside Denmark. Any student hired under this project would be enrolled into DanStem’s PhD program. 

The PhD studentship will be based with in the Brickman laboratory and will follow up on their observations about the relevance of lineage priming and ESC heterogeneity in early differentiation. 

For more information and to apply for the position, please click HERE


Contact person: Prof. Joshua Brickman, joshua.brickman@sund.ku.dk