We use yeasts to study basic and applied aspects of microbial physiology, fungal development and evolutionary ecology. We address questions related to sugar utilization in yeast fermentations, to the evolution of sex in early diverged lineages of Basidiomycetes, or to the distribution and ecology of wild Saccharomyces populations and their domestication by man. To do so we combine the awesome power of Next-Generation (whole-genome) Sequencing with in-depth physiological and ecological studies.
Our work includes computational and experimental methods and integrates genomics, evolutionary genetics, ecology, microbial diversity and physiology.
The Yeast Genomics lab @ NOVA
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade NOVA de Lisboa 2829-516 Caparica Portugal
Open position for a PhD Researcher (international call)
Candidates should have a clear interest in genomics combined with interests in evolution and microbial ecology and physiology. While there are no strict requirements for the position, strong quantitative skills, programming experience, and a population or evolutionary genetics background are desirable. More detailshere