Demosthenes Mitrossilis is seeking for a highly motivated and ambitious future PhD
candidate. She/He should start with a training leading to a funded phd - “ Role of
mechanical forces in development and cancer ”.
The program aims to understand the interplay between biochemical and mechanical
signaling in the self-organization of living matter, in particular during development
and cancer. Deciphering how mechanical cues are transduced into biochemical signal
in living system, is essential on understanding the principles of tissue homeostasis
and thus on improving modern medicine. Hence, the research project aims at pushing
further the understanding of how mechanical forces modulate cellular functions
involved in embryo development and cancer initiation by applying an
interdisciplinary research approach combining genetics, quantitative imaging
and biophysics in the model organism of Drosophila and of the Acinar epithelium.
For the PhD position, a BSc/MSc in Natural Sciences is required (biology or physics
o r Engineering). Ideally the candidate should do a Master thesis or an equivalent
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