From genome to phenotype - International PhD Program in Poznan, Poland

In the post-genomic era we now understand that genome sequences cannot answer many of the important questions in molecular biology, for example, how genetic information is translated into phenotype. The problem of deciphering genomic information is very complex and requires multidisciplinary approaches. Both computational and experimental tools, together with close collaboration of scientists working in different fields, are necessary to reach the main goal of understanding how genomes actually work.

Our International PhD program consists of ten PhD projects. Each student will be supervised by a PI from Adam Mickiewicz University and a distinguished foreign scientist. All projects encompass different approaches to functional genomics: from in silico prediction, via lab experiments, to behavioral studies. Each PhD student will receive a monthly stipend of 3000 PLN (not subject to income tax). The stipend will be extended to 4500 PLN when she/he carries out experiments abroad at one of our international partner universities.

To strengthen the integration aspect of the project we will create an active network of the PhD students participating in the program. We will organize six short courses (15 hours each) covering the main scientific aspects of the projects.

The PhD Program "From genome to phenotype: a multidisciplinary approach to functional genomics" covers various aspects of bioinformatics and genomics:

* Controlling of gene expression at the level of chromatin structure
* Regulation of transcription initiation
* MicroRNA (miRNA) and post-transcription regulation of gene expression
* Interplay between mitochondrial and nuclear genomes
* Molecular evolution of behavior
* Computational modeling of biological processes: evolution, morphogenesis and behavior

To learn more about the program, please visit our website.