Ph.D. position on algal-bacterial interactions

The Sasso lab at Leipzig University in Germany offers a Ph.D. position starting from 1 September 2022. Activities and responsibilities: While microalgae are key contributors to global carbon fixation, their molecular interactions with other microbes in various ecosystems are poorly understood. In the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre ChemBioSys (, we have discovered that the … Continued

Postdoctoral position available in the Mittag lab, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Scientific staff member (100% Postdoctoral position) Albeit microalgae are key contributors to global carbon fixation, their molecular interactions with other microbes in various ecosystems are still little known. In the framework of the CRC ChemBioSys (, we have investigated the interplay of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with other microorganisms and found that Pseudomonas protegens … Continued

Post-doctoral opportunities in the Merchant Lab

INTERESTED IN A GREAT POST-PH.D. EXPERIENCE WITH MENTORING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? The Merchant Lab in the University of California Berkeley’s Institute for Quantitative Biosciences seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher. Mechanism of nutritional Cu signalling. The successful candidate will use reverse genetics, comparative genomics, metal sensors and reporters and biochemistry to understand how Chlamydomonas measures … Continued

Fully-funded postdoctoral position in chloroplast quality control and signaling

We are offering a fully-funded postdoctoral position with a flexible starting date. We are looking for creative, self-motivated candidates who possess • one or more first-author research manuscripts (preprints are accepted); • strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills; • a genuine drive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace. Experience in one or more of … Continued

Chlamy2023 will be held June 4-9, 2023, in Princeton, NJ!

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that The 20th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas will be held June 4-9, 2023, in Princeton, NJ! Please mark your calendars and help spread the word! We look forward to seeing you there! Co-Chairs: Martin Jonikas, HHMI & Princeton University James Umen, Donald … Continued

The Chlamydomonas pan-genome needs you!

A Chlamydomonas Pan-Genome initiative has been launched under the auspices of the Joint Genome Initiative Community Science Project ((JGI-CSP). The PIs are O. Vallon, S Dutcher, F. Aylward, D. Baurain, C.Blaby-Haas, A. Burlacot, R. Bock, P. Cardol, T. Druet, M. Hanikenne, P. Lefebvre, S. Merchant, R. Ness, K. Niyogi, M. Schroda, C. Silflow and A. … Continued

Eleven post-doctoral positions in Paris

In the framework of a Cofund project funded by the EU and the French labex DYNAMO, the IBPC in Paris is offering 11 two-year post-doctoral positions on i) genetics, genomes and RNA, ii) membrane protein complexes and iii) membrane system dynamics. Two of these positions entail work on microalgae, incl. Chlamydomonas, using molecular biology or … Continued

Celebrating the life of Paul Levine

Robert Paul Levine died from natural causes at the age of 95 on January 25, 2022 at home in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Levine received his doctorate in Plant Science from the … Continued