Open Positions

Master thesis position in genetics/ developmental biology available

We are looking for a motivated master student who finished her/his bachelor studies and has a solid background in genetics and developmental biology.
We study the molecular basis underlying evolutionary diversification of sex determining pathways in insects.  In particular, we are interested how the differences came into existence and what forces drives rapid turnovers of sex determining mechanisms. For these studies we use the common housefly as a model. Musca is a perfect system to address these questions since its sex determination system is polymorphic reflecting the bewildering diversity of different mechanisms observed in insects


See also:
http://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2017/Geschlechtsbestimmung-Stubenfliege.html


The various techniques you will learn are:
RNA - DNA analysis, bioinformatics, -OMICS,  microinjections into embryos, crossing experiments and culturing of fly strains, germline transformation, CRISPR/CAS9 and RNAi.


If you are interested
Please contact us by mail or phone:
Department of Molecular Life Sciences
Group of Dr. Daniel Bopp
Building/room Y-11J-66
E-mail:
Phone: +41 44 635 4869