Combined Master’s-Ph.D. Fellowships are applicable to in the National Research Laboratory located at Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center, Division of Applied Life Science (BK21 Plus program) in Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju, Korea. Research Fellowship in Brain Korea 21 program: KRW 9.6 million per annum per student (first 2 years, after 2 years, KRW12 million per annum). Students will take part in one of the following projects (1) Characterization of plasmodesmatal components using molecular-genetic-biochemical study. (2) Improvement of local and long-distance sucrose transport using plasmodesmal engineering. (3) Development of efficient plant homologous recombination technology using CRISPR/Cas9. We are seeking a highly motivated and excellent students for this program. English language skills are required.
We are supported by BK21 Plus Program (supported by NRF) and Next-Generation BioGreen 21 Program (supported by RDA). Please see some references from our publications.
– Auxin-callose Mediated Plasmodesmal Gating is Essential for Tropic Auxin Gradient Formation and Signaling. Developmental Cell 28(2): 132-146.
– Transcription factor-mediated cell-to-cell signalling in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 65(7): 1737-1749.
– Evolutionary and molecular analysis of Dof transcription factors identified a conserved motif for intercellular protein trafficking. New Phytologist 198(4): 1250-1260
– Chaperonins facilitate KNOTTED1 cell-to-cell trafficking and stem cell function. Science 333(6046): 1141-1144.
Send CV, and optionally, send English Test Certificate or other documents/certificates of scholar record. If you are selected in first round screening, you will be contacted for further document or interview by SKYPE.
October: Application and Selection process
November: Official application to Graduate School
Jae-Yean Kim, Division of Applied Life Science (BK21 Plus program),
Director, Division of Life Science
Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju, Korea.