Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (04/10/2012 02.51)

Next generation sequencing approaches to investigate an AM fungus, Gigaspora margarita, and its endobacteria

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) host endobacteria inside their cytoplasm. On the basis of the genome sequencing of Ca. Glomeribacter (Ghignone et al., 2012) the proposal is aimed to investigate some functional basis of the symbiosis between the endobacterium and its fungal host, using a combination of large-scale and targeted approaches. The two-years proposed research will focus on the following points: 1. High throughput transcriptomics of the G. margarita fungus using Next Generation Sequencing techniques (RNA deep sequencing) and Microarray design, comparing the profiles from the wt and the cured line . 2. Molecular analysis of bacterial factors that may play a functional role in the symbiosis with the fungal host by i) characterizing hypothetical "effector-coding genes" in the Ca. Glomeribacter genome with Yeast two-hybrid experiments and ii) genes coding for the NRPS/PKS machinery responsible for the synthesis of bioactive compounds with a potential antibiotic activity.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

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Eligibility criteria

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Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin)

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy