Master and PhD in Systems Biology

Master and PhD in Systems Biology
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Our group is located at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and is interested in understanding how pathogenic bacteria interact with host cells and how the innate immune system reacts to infection. We use a multidisciplinary approach including systems biology, biophysics and computational biology to uncover the host-pathogen interactome with the aim to discover new therapeutic avenues to fight infections.

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We are looking for a Master's student and a PhD candidate. The successful applicants will be involved in: a) analysis of host-pathogen interactome maps and b) development of new peptide drugs to prevent bacteria adhesion and invasion.


• Bachelor in Biology-related areas

Technical skills required:
• Basic microbiology protocols (e.g. bacteria culture)
• Basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. bacteria cloning, PCR)

Additional valuable skills:
• Good statistical background
• Programming proficiency (e.g. Perl, R)

• Fluent level of English

Soft skills:
• A highly motivated and organized candidate.
• Capable of working in a group and with a high degree of autonomy.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Marc Torrent ( and must include a full CV, a presentation letter and two contacts for further references.


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