RP05: Epigenome-wide association studies

  • PhD Supervisor(s): Stefan Rensing & Noe Fernandez-Pozo
  • Host Institution: Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Duration: 36 months.
  • Fixed start date: 1 April 2018
  • Planned secondment(s): EcSeq Bioinformatics(https://www.ecseq.com/) for joint bioinformatics pipeline development, Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPI Tübingen) for training in DMR and GWAS/EWAS methods, and Roche Diagnostics Germany for learning about new DNA methylation screening methods.

The successful candidate will be trained on state-of-the-art bioinformatics and epigenetics methods. He or she will participate in an exciting and innovative project to develop a set of pipelines and tools for epigenomics data analysis on non-model plants. The main task will be the development of a pipeline facilitating epigenome-wide association studies for EpiDiverse. The developed software will be applied to study a large set of epigenetic data produced to understand the epigenetic changes happening in plants from different natural populations, how these changes are inherited after sexual and asexual reproduction and how they differ in annual and perennial species such as Fragaria vesca (strawberry) and Populus nigra (black poplar).


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