You are welcome to carry out your degree project in our group. We have several undergraduate research projects available. For further information please contact Jure Piskur, by e-mail Jure.Piskur@biol.lu.se, by phone 046-222 83 73 or just visit Jure in the Biology Building A, Sölvegatan 35, bottom floor.
We have three suggested subjects for a Degree Project, that is "Examensarbete":The subjects are:
The main purpose of the project is an experimental approval that the C. glabrata genome flexibility is connected with the development of novel phenotypes.
In this project you will help to develop Dekkera/Brettanomyces into laboratory organisms, thus providing the background for future experiments. Possible aims for the project could be to:
In this project you will identify novel genes in a variety of organisms, subclone them into expression vectors, overexpress and purify the recombinant enzymes, study their substrate specificity and kinetic parameters, study their structure-function relationship and try to understand the evolutionary history of the enzymes. You will learn and employ a variety of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics techniques.