Early Stage Researcher: Ritika Singh, University of Groningen
Ritika will identify novel peroxisomal proteins by the analysis of the proteome of peroxisomes isolated from yeast cells subjected to stress conditions. In addition, Ritika will experimentally validate fungal proteins predicted as peroxisomal by newly developed fungi-specific prediction models developed at the University of Stavanger and/or orthology analyses of established plant peroxisomal proteins, prioritizing fungal proteins of evolutionarily conserved and partially predictable function (in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg). Selected proteins will be functionally analysed in yeast. Promising plant and mammalian orthologs of novel yeast proteins will also be functionally analysed in collaboration with the University of Stavanger and MDiscoveries (Potsdam) by reverse genetics.
Part of the research will be performed at the University of Stavanger and MDiscoveries.
The titel of the project of Ritika: Novel peroxisome functions
Supervisor: Professor Ida J. van der Klei (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sigrun Reumann, University of Stavanger