Master internship Microbiology / Biochemistry:

Two Master internship positions are open in the Andrade group, located at the Institute for Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy http://www.biophysics.uni-freiburg.de) in Freiburg (Germany), which will focus on investigating the structure and function of ammonium transport proteins from the anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacterium Kuenenia stuttgartiensis. This project is a collaboration with the microbial cell biology group (Department of Microbiology, IWWR, FNWI, Radboud University).
The students will (be trained to) clone, purify, reconstitute protein in proteoliposomes, carry out electrophysiology experiments, characterize proteoliposomes by freeze-fracture TEM or cryo-EM and solve the three-dimensional structure of interesting variants depending on the stage of the project in which they enroll.
We look for highly motivated and creative students with an interest in (bio)chemistry and microbiology. We offer an excellent opportunity to engage into an exciting project that combines biochemical, biophysical and structural biology tools to investigate how ammonium transport (Amt) proteins function in ion transport and signal transduction events, in the context of a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment with state-of-the-art equipment.
For further reading please see:
Pflüger et al. 2018. Signaling ammonium across membranes through an ammonium sensor histidine kinase. Nature Communications 9: 164. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02637-3
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02637-3

For more information please contact:
Laura van Niftrik (l.vanniftrik@science.ru.nl)