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 PhD studentship in 'Liver formation: dissecting mechanisms of organ size control in development and regeneration’

PHD PROJECT Investigating “how progenitor cells monitor and control organ size during normal growth and during regeneration following liver injury” is offered by the Ober group at the Danish Stem Cell Centre (DanStem). The position is for a predoc/research assistant in the first year subsequently appointed as PhD fellow, (1+3).


DanStem is an international research center at the University of Copenhagen addressing basic research

questions in stem cell and developmental biology. It currently encompasses eleven research groups bringing

together international experts in cell biology, genetics, transcription and stem cell biology, associated in

particular with visceral organ development and homeostasis. Any student hired under this project will be

enrolled into DanStem’s PhD program.


This position will be part of StemPhys an interdisciplinary initiative joining stem cell biology and theoretical

and experimental physics aiming to significantly advance our understanding of stem cell commitment, fate

differentiation and organ formation. Details can be found at 


The position in the Ober group is available from July 2017 for four years.


The PhD project will be based within the Ober group and use a variety of approaches, such as new genetic

tools and zebrafish mutants, live-imaging and genome-wide transcriptome analysis, as well as mathematic

modeling and biomechanic analyses by collaboration within StemPhys to address fundamental questions of

organ formation in vivo.


Details can be found at:

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