Doctoral Researcher (m/f) Exploring the Role of Light in Microalgal-Pathogen Interactions – Germany

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the possibility to prepare for their PhD exam in an ambitious program providing excellent research conditions.

Details for this position in the Euraxess page.

PostDoc position : Microalgae cultivation and processing (Zurich, Switzerland)

The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, microalgae processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security.
They are recruiting by mutual agreement a PostDoc – Microalgae cultivation and processing.
They are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that aims at developing targeted algae cultivation and processing of certain green algae species. Of particular interest are innovative process applications based on advanced cell stress induction, disintegration, separation, conversion and stabilisation techniques. The aligned analysis of the structural changes during up- and downstream is key for an optimised food concept development.
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NOMORFILM E-learning course 2017: Microalgal-based solutions to combat microbial biofilms

Announcement taken from the NOMORFILM website:

Microalgal-based solutions to combat microbial films is an e-learning course composed of 15 lessons that will comprehend multiple aspects of the research and technical processes to develop new antimicrobial compounds from microalgae.

Those that will take this course will learn about the formation of biofilms and their impact in relation to human health in special in hospital environment and the use of pigs as models of human infectious diseases. This will contextualize the need for new strategies for antibiotics discovery and the methods to determine antibiotics activities will be presented.
Microalgae (including cyanobacteria) are a promising source on novel bioactives with antimicrobial activity, so this course will present several lessons on microalgae diversity and conservation, methods to isolate, identify and culture microalgae and cyanobacteria and regulations related to access benefit sharing for the exploitation of these biological resources.
Microalgae biomass will be the basis for the discovery of new bioactives, so the course will teach how to elucidate the structure of new compounds by NMR and then how to use nanoparticles to produce materials that can prevent biofilm formation.
This course is suitable for trainees with different backgrounds that want to know more or start to understand the different aspects of microalgae-based solutions to prevent biofilms.

See more details in the NOMORFILM E-learning course page.