Ten PhD scholarships, FONASO, Denmark

Ten PhD scholarships
Description : Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) is a three-year world-class global Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme. The main objective of the Programme is to educate the leaders of the future generation of researchers, teachers and top management staff working with sustainable forest and nature management, in both tropical and temperate regions, to ensure wider societal benefits. Within forest and nature management, the Programme is focused on the scientific fields of (i) eco-nomics and policy, and (ii) ecology and silviculture. Emphasis is on applied research.

Detailed information on the FONASO Joint Doctorate Programme is available on, including application form and guidelines. Applications must be received no later than 16 No-vember 2009. Short-listed candidates are notified by 1 December 2009. Interviews in Europe will take place in mid January 2010. Study start from summer/autumn 2010.
Homepage : FONASO homepage
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Contact address : FONASO Secretariat
University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Life Sciences
Bülowsvej 17
DK-1870 Frederiksberg

Plasmin-Induced Activation of Human Endothelial Cells – Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Functional Significance

Plasmin-Induced Activation of Human Endothelial Cells – Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Functional Significance

Description : INSTITUTION: Institute of Pharmacology of Natural Products & Clinical Pharmacology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany.
Several research groups are working on topics in pharmakogenomics, tumor immunology, and natural products pharmacology as well as molecular aspects of protease-mediated proinflammatory signaling.
For further information see:

POSITION: PhD student position
in a research project sponsored by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for 3 years. Salary according to the German scheme for state employees, i.e. 50 % of a PhD salary.

The interaction of the serine protease plasmin with endothelial cells as well as in cocultivation with monocytes and macrophages will be analyzed at the cellular and molecular level.

GOALS: i) Identify the receptor for the serine protease plasmin on human endothelial cells, ii) characterize the plasmin-induced signaling pathways in endothelial cells, iii) investigate the functional consequences of the plasmin-mediated cell activation in terms of inflammatory responses.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Isolation and cultivation of primary human endothelial cells and endothelial cell lines as well as primary cells from human blood. Identification of ‚target’ proteins proteolytic signaling by means of biochemical, chemical and physicochemical methods. Analysis of molecule-molecule interactions with ‚surface plasmon resonance’. Characterization of proinflammatory functions, e.g. gene induction, cytokine release and chemotaxis, and proinflammatory signaling, e.g. kinases and transcription factors.

REQUIREMENTS: Diploma or Master degree in Biochemistry, Biology or related areas. We expect a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. Skills in cell or molecular biology are an advantage, but no precondition.
The University intends to increase the percentage of female scientists. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications disabled persons will be preferred.

APPLICATION: Please call for informal enquiry (+49 (0)731-500-65600) or send your full application including CV and copies of your certificates preferably by e-mail.
Homepage : Dept. of Pharmacology of Natural Products & Clinical Pharmacology
Category : PhD student position
Contact address : Prof. Dr. Thomas Simmet
Ulm University
Institute of Pharmacology of Natural Products and Clinical Pharmacology
Helmholtzstraße 20
D-89081 Ulm

[Canada] - e8 -Post Doctoral Scholarship

e8 -Post Doctoral Scholarship

Description : The purpose of the e8 scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge
about this subject.

The e8 considers an outstanding student to be one:
• who graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of her/his class;
• who is determined to advance her/his knowledge and understanding;
• who has a history of community involvement;
• who is committed to sustainable energy development;
• who is committed to returning and contributing to her/his home
country’s development.

Homepage : e8 Post Doctoral
Category : Post Doctoral Scholarship

Contact address : e8 General Secretariat
505, boul. de Maisonneuve West, Lobby
Montreal QC H3A 3C2

PhD position in computational evolutionary genomics

PhD position in computational evolutionary genomics

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Contact address : We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative PhD student candidate (~4 years) to explore the wealth of genomic data from evolutionary perspective using bioinformatics approaches. Our group has a broad range of interests related to the functional evolution of genomes, and actively contributes to international genome analysis consortiums. The specific project will be developed together with the candidate.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics, including programming skills (or the willingness and drive to acquire them), and a good understanding of molecular biology (preferably with some experience/background in molecular evolution). A Diploma or MSc degree in Biology or Bioinformatics, practical experience in the Unix environment, and fluency in English are required.

The project will be supervised by Prof. E. Zdobnov at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the University of Geneva Medical School. We are also part of the renowned Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and offer a stimulating research environment with excellent facilities.

The international city of Geneva, described as ‘the smallest of the large capitals’, offers a vibrant city life within easy reach of the picturesque lake and stunning Alps.

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2009.

To apply: send *your CV*, *statement of research interest*, and names and contact details of at least *two referees* by e-mail to

[USA] Yale Information Society Project Fellowships for 2010-2011

The Yale Information Society Project is now accepting applications for 2010-2011 ISP postdoctoral fellowships at Yale Law School.

The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas: law and innovation, media studies, Internet and telecommunications law, intellectual property law, access to knowledge, first amendment law, social software, digital education, privacy, cybersecurity, standards and technology policy, biotechnology, and law, technology, and culture generally.

Fellows receive a salary of approximately 44,000 USD plus Yale benefits. Fellows are expected to work on an independent scholarly project as well as help with administrative and scholarly work for the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. A number of special ISP visiting fellowships are also available for persons who provide their own sources of funding.

Application materials for resident or visiting fellowships should include the following:
A brief (one to five page) statement of the applicant’s proposed scholarly research;
A copy of the applicant’s resume;
A law school (or graduate school) transcript;
At least one sample of recent scholarly writing (samples in English are strongly preferred);
Two letters of recommendation.

Applications for the 2010-11 ISP fellowship must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2010. Awards will be announced at the end of March 2010. For additional information please contact Deborah Sestito at

Application materials should be sent (in hard and electronic copy) to:

Information Society Project Fellowship Program
c/o Deborah Sestito, Room 333
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven CT 06520-8215
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[USA] Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to the future security of our nation, such as in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Scholarships, for undergraduate students, provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad.
Deadline: February 10, 2010

Boren Fellowships, for graduate students, provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
Deadline: January 28, 2010

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[Germany] 18 PhD fellowships at GSLS, Wuerzburg

Würzburg is one of the leading German Universities in the Life Sciences based on funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG Ranking 2009). Internationally renowned research centres such as the Biocenter, the Research Center for Infectious Diseases, and the DFG Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine (Rudolf Virchow Center) contribute to this standing. The Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) is directly linked to those research centers.

We offer an international, English spoken and widely visible research environment, a personal fellowship, conference money and funding of research expenses for three years, continuous supervision and mentoring by a thesis committee of three principal investigators, a strong network of peers, advanced scientific and transferable skills training, special tutoring for international students.

We expect passion for and experience in research, an excellent university degree obtained within the last two years, usually a M.Sc. or German Diploma (if graduation is expected by March 2010 you may apply; exceptional candidates holding an Honours B.Sc. may join after a qualification period), proven excellent oral and written English skills, willingness to learn basic German, eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

Deadline is November 13, 2009

If this is a match, please refer to the GSLS homepage for details and online application

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