The project IRIS FRAGRANCE incubated in the SHAKER program at the Genopole and support by the SATT Lutech aims to build a microbial chassis for industrial production of prized flavors and fragrances from the family of ionone molecules. Some of these molecules are sold as mixtures of racemic isomers. It is known that two enantiomers can have completely different scents, therefore a mixture is of compromised quality. Synthetic biology allows to produce enantiopure molecules. Continue reading “Internship to produce terpenes in microbial chassis with automation”
Characterization of taste-active compounds responsible for sweetness of dry wines
Applications are invited for a 2-years post-doctoral fellowship in analytical chemistry applied to enology in the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences of the University of Bordeaux. The successful candidate will be involved in the research of taste-active compounds responsible for sweetness of dry wines. So, the candidate will be involved in the characterization and isolation of natural products. A non-targeted approach will also be implemented by metabolomics studies using LC-HRMS.
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URGENT CDD 12 mois – Assistant ingénieur en techniques d’analyse de biomolécules
What: job offer for an Engineer in biomolecule analysis
Where: Roscoff Biological Station (Brittany, France)
When: as soon as possible
Find the complete job offer (in French) here.
We are looking for a student with a Master degree in chemical ecology or natural product chemistry to work on this project on the History of an evolutionary convergence: evolution of chemical defenses within mimetic butterflies communities. The student will have to perform chemical analyses on biological material using various innovative analytical techniques. Together with those lab skills, the student should display a high motivation for fieldwork in tropical areas. The PhD thesis will start in October 2016. Application files should contain: a CV, a cover letter, Master score sheets, and two recommendation letters. Complete application files must be sent to Dr. Violaine Llaurens and Dr. Bastien Nay before March 30th. Selected candidates will then be interviewed by a selection committee in May. The PhD will start on October 1st, 2016.