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Postdoc in Bioinformatics for Anti-Obesity Strategy

Courtesy of Frank Genten

Courtesy of Frank Genten

The Steinbeck Group at European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK), together with the Lab of Tony Vidal-Puig (U. Cambridge/ WT Sanger), are excited to announce a joint opening for a Post-doc position to work on a multi-omics project to identify new players in the human brown and beige adipocyte recruitment as an anti-obesity strategy.  The project involves data analysis of multi-omics data sets (metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, among others) and integration of that data into different mathematical modelling frameworks (discrete logical models, kinetic ODE-based, FBA). With these models and data, the fellow will identify novel pharmaceutical strategies to induce BAT generation/WAT browning. The models will be used to evaluate in silico the potential effect of drugs on adipocytes. Finally, the best candidate molecules will be applied to the human pluripotent stem cell models to confirm their capacity to induce brown/beige adipogenesis in-vitro. Experiments will be performed with the support of experts at WTSI.

Experience in applying mathematical modelling techniques is desirable, as well as previous exposure to large data sets, but it is not expected of course that the candidate has expertise in all of the listed above, as training will be given on parts were the applicant has less experience. 

The EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and it is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI provides freely available data from life science experiments, performs basic research in computational biology and offers an extensive user training programme, supporting researchers in the academic and industrial sectors.

EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Genome Campus. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment. Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme.

The EMBL-EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme builds on the strong collaborative relationship between the two institutes, offering projects which combine experimental (wet lab) and computational approaches.

Please apply here: http://www.embl.de/jobs/searchjobs/index.php?ref=EBI_00732&newlang=1


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