RNAct is a EU-MSCA ITN project with as research aim the design of novel RNA recognition motif (RRM) proteins for exploitation in synthetic biology and bio-analytics. This is achieved through a design cycle that starts with computational approaches at the sequence and structure levels of proteins and RNA, in order to select amino acid positions and mutations for large-scale phage display experiments with RNA screening. Viable RRMs will be further investigated at the atomic level with integrative structural biology approaches, and will be applied in synthetic biology, to post-transcriptionally regulate fatty acid processing via RRMs, and in bio-analytics, to detect RNA in-cell and design RNA biochips.
We are now hiring Ph.D. students (or "early stage researchers", ESRs) for this project!
Did you recently obtain your Masters degree, or will you by the summer of 2019, in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, physical, life sciences or computational sciences? If you looking for a challenging collaborative project to work on, with the aim of obtaining a Ph.D., then look at the description of our projects, or apply immediately. The starting date for your Ph.d. will be August-September 2019.