Two doctoral fellow positions available at UGent, Belgium: Exploring higher order multiplexing in digital PCR Deadline 14 August 2020
Vacancy: DATA ANALYSIS METHODS FOR HIGHER ORDER MULTIPLEXING IN DIGITAL PCR at University of Gent, BE.
The Ghent University Digital PCR Consortium (http://dpcr.ugent.be) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of four Ghent University research groups who have extensive expertise in the digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR). This technology enables unparalleled absolute quantification of multiple nucleic acid targets in a single reaction, but there is an unmet need for tools to design such assays and perform the subsequent automated data analysis. We are looking for a doctoral fellow who will be working on an interdisciplinary project to develop a bioinformatics tool to perform data analysis of digital PCR output. This will allow the design of assays for various applications, such as cancer, virology and basic research. You will have access to the newest dPCR instruments and to relevant biological samples from human and veterinary patients.
The researchers involved are Prof. Ward De Spiegelaere, Prof. Olivier Thas, Dr. Wim Trypsteen and Prof. Jo Vandesompele. More information on our consortium can be found at 0