Phylogenetic exploration of medicinal plant diversity

MedPlant announces openings for 13 PhD (early stage researchers, ESRs)  
and 2 Postdoc (experiences researchers, ERs) positions across Europe.

MedPlant is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) supporting a
new generation of science researchers in Phylogenetic Exploration  of
Medicinal Plant Diversity. The successful candidates will participate
in the MedPlant Marie Curie international training network and will
work in a highly interactive international environment with other
Marie-Curie PhD students, researchers, authorities, NGOs and industry.

All positions are fully funded by the European Commission under the
FP7 People program. Candidates of any nationality can apply. Deadlines
November 15th or November 30th, 2013. Candidates must be able to start
March 1st,  2014 at the latest. Mobility and other eligibility
criteria apply. See details at

PhD positions:
ESR1. Correlating evolutionary and chemical space using ChemGPS-NP.
Uppsala University.
ESR2. Phylogeny and phytochemistry of Icelandic lichens and club
mosses. University of Iceland.
ESR3. Domesticating deadly carrots. Predicting the biosynthetic
pathway of Thapsigargins for the treatment of solid tumours.
University of Copenhagen.
ESR4. Plantago major L. Travel tales of a worldwide weed. Predicting
chemotypes from migration routes and habitats. University of Copenhagen.
ESR5. Phylogenetic exploration of antitumor compounds in the giant
genusEuphorbia L. University of Copenhagen.
ESR6. Transmission of knowledge: a Nepalese case study. University of
ESR7. Ethnobotany with the Chimalapas Zoque (Oaxaca, Mexico).
Reconstructing pre-Columbian Macro-Mayan medicine. University of
ESR8. History of medicinal plant use in Europe: A phylogenetic and
organoleptic approach. University of Cagliari.
ESR9. Phytochemistry and phylogeny of incense plants. University of
ESR10. Cultural consensus and bioprospecting for anti-Chagas medicinal
plants in Bolivia. University of Bern.
ESR11. Tools for identification in support of legal and safe use of
medicinal plants. University of Reading.
ESR12. EDGE-MED. Identification of evolutionarily distinct, globally
endangered and potentially valuable medicinal plant species.
University of Reading.
ESR13. Substitution and adulteration of complexes of medicinal roots.
University of Oslo.
Postdoc positions (2 years):
ER1. Correlating evolutionary and chemical space usingChemGPS-NP.
AstraZeneca AB
ER2. Predicting in vivo CNS activity. High content evaluation of
physiological network-effects of complex plant extracts using
Caenorhabditis elegansas model organism. Dr. Wilmar Schwabe

Nina Rønsted, Msc. PhD.
Science Coordinator of MedPlant ITN Network
Associate Professor
Natural History Museum of Denmark
Sølvgade 83, Opg. S.
DK-1307 Copenhagen
Phone: +45 35 32 22 48

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