The group of Dr Evangelos Tatsis at the Shanghai Institute for Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE) invites applications from young scientists to join the group as PhD students. The newly established group of Dr Evangelos Tatsis is part of the Centre of Excellence for Plant & Microbial Science (CEPAMS) a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the John Innes Centre (JIC).
Plant natural products have been used as therapeutic agents since antiquity and have played a crucial role in improving the quality of life. The fundamental goal of our group is to determine how plants make these chemicals. Our major focus is to elucidate, understand and engineer the metabolic pathways which are responsible for the biosynthesis of natural products from Chinese medicinal plants. To address these important goals, we will establish a genome enabled approach, utilizing bioinformatics, molecular biology and enzymology techniques, and a plant based synthetic biology platform. Below some examples of our work are following:
We are seeking for international (non-Chinese) PhD students with a Master degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry to join our lab during the spring semester 2018. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hard working young scientists who are highly motivated to boost their research career in the general area of plant natural products biosynthesis.
Deadline for applications is 10th November 2017.
To Apply: Applications in English only. Please send your CV with a motivation letter to