Bourse de thèse

PhD scholarship in marine microbial ecogenomics of the Southern Ocean

Comparatively little is known on the ecology and biodiversity of microorganisms living in the Southern Ocean and their genomic and metabolic adaptations to this unique environment. Marine microorganisms are central in the carbon cycling, though the combined process of photosynthesis (CO2 fixation), microbial loop (carbon recycling) and pump (carbon export). The comprehension of marine microorganism diversity, activity and biogeography is thus of paramount importance to better understand and predict the fate of marine and atmospheric carbon globally.

PhD in glycoinformatics

We offer a PhD position in co-tutelle between the University of Geneva and the University of Grenoble-Alpes. The topic is related to the study of carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) and involves the UniLectin portal (, composed of UniLectin3D, a database with more than 2000 3D-structures of lectins and LectinPred, a prediction toolbox based on the lectin structure classification to screen available genomes.