The Laboratory of Computational Biology at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Quantitative Biology group at the University of Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands) are seeking a highly motivated PhD student interested in single-cell biology and computational modelling.
Your goal will be to develop new single-cell assays and / or computational strategies to model genomic regulatory programs, using a variety of single-cell epigenomics and transcriptomics data sets.
In total, you will spend two years in Leuven at the Aerts lab, focusing on droplet microfluidics and dynamic gene regulatory networks, and two years at the van Oudenaarden lab, focusing on novel single-cell sequencing technologies.
During your stay in Leuven you will also collaborate with the Thienpont lab of functional epigenomics. Depending on your interest, you can combine wet-lab and dry-lab experiments, or focus entirely on computational and machine-learning challenges.
You can work on a range of model systems, including Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse, ES cells, and human gastruloids and organoids.
Starting date : October 2021