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Resource and Environmental Economics at the Venice International University (VIU) Italy European Summer School
Deadline for application: February 1st, 2008
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.
The 2008 Summer School will take place from the 6th to the 12th of July, at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark`s Square. The theme of this Summer School is Space in Unified Models of Economy and Ecology.
The purpose of this Summer School is to review and present methods of modeling spatial problems in ecological economics, and to show how these methods can be used in environmental and resource management. In this context the Summer Schools is expected to cover issues associated with:
the use of diffusion processes to model evolution in time and space
the implications of `the Turing mechanism` for diffusive instability
the emergence of steady state spatial patterns
the control of diffusion processes in ecological/economic models which evolve in time and space
applications of spatial methods to environmental and resource management and regulation problems, where space is important as in cases of patchy environments, species movements, pollution diffusion
These problems could include harvesting of renewable resources, management of pollution diffused in space, bioinvasions, elements of spatial econometrics and GIS.
FACULTY and LECTURE TOPICS Anastasios XEPAPADEAS, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece School Coordinator - Optimal management of spatial economic/ecological models
Aart DE ZEEUW, The Beijer Institute, Sweden, and Tilburg University, The Netherlands - Dynamic resource models
Carlo GIUPPONI, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Ca` Foscari University of Venice, Italy - Spatial aspects of the integration between environmental and socio-economic variables for integrated assessment and decision making
Simon LEVIN, Princeton University, USA - Spatial models in ecology Michael RAUSCHER, Rostock University, Germany Location of pollution activities
James WILEN, University of California at Davis, USA - Spatial models in renewable resource management
ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore applicants normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but not to have completely finished their thesis.
Application is restricted to current EAERE members, both European and non European citizens. Women are encouraged to apply. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20. There is no participation fee. This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community`s Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility.
All successful applicants will receive financial assistance for their participation in the Summer School under the ESS RESECON project, in accordance to the Marie Curie Actions` rules.
For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at http://www.feem.it/ess/ or contact the Summer School Secretariat.
Summer School Secretariat Ms. Angela Marigo Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei E-mail : email@example.com
Bioinformatics PhD Scholarship at VIB/Ghent University Belgia
The Research Group Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics of the Department of Plant Systems Biology at VIB/Ghent University is currently looking for a PhD student in Bioinformatics.
To work on an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) Research Project entitled BioMaGNet (Bioinformatics and Modelling: from Genomes to Networks)
Job description Scientific research towards a PhD degree (4 year period, starting asap) in the framework of an IAP research project assist/perform scientific research on simulation and modeling of birth-death dynamics of small- and large-scale gene duplications in plants and other organisms perform theoretical and simulation studies of saturation effects in KS (age) distributions of duplicated genes regular interaction with an established network of top- level researchers requirement of attending and presenting your work at international scientific meetings publish in peer-reviewed international journals. Your profile
you have a master in Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics), Engineering or Bioengineering
you have a strong interest in mathematical modeling and biology
you have good knowledge of Java and/or C
you have good communication and writing skills
you have proficient in English
To apply for the job send your CV by email to : Prof. Dr. Yves Van de Peer E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Universiteit Gent Computational modeling of auxin dynamics PhD Scholarsip
What will be your task? You will be building and analyzing dynamical models of lateral root initiation, in close collaboration with molecular biologists in the research group Root Development headed by Dr. Tom Beeckman. Lateral roots originate from cells in the root basal meristem, a proliferating tissue region just above the root tip, forming a regular branching pattern with evenly spaced lateral roots. The crucial signal for initiating the lateral root is most likely the phytohormone auxin. Auxin levels oscillate at a period of around 15 hours, precisely coinciding with the rhythm by which new lateral roots appear. Our modeling project aims at unraveling the mechanisms behind these oscillating auxin flows, which may be driven by a dynamics interaction between auxin and the production and cellular localization of its transporter proteins, including PIN, AUX and LAX. In the second part of your project you will also include root growth and the tightly orchestrated cell divisions following lateral root initiation. Your background For this challenging project that should lead to a Ph.D dissertation we are looking for a motivated MSc in Biology or Biotechnology with interest and affinity for mathematics and computer science, or an MSc in physics, applied mathematics or computer science with interest and affinity for biology. Programming experience (C++ or similar) and experience in biological modeling are a big plus.
What do we offer? This project gives you the opportunity to get a Ph.D in systems biology, in an energetic, international, multi-disciplinary environment. We have funding for four years, but we encourage you to apply for external funds.
Interested? Send us your cv and motivated letter of application, to: Dr. Roeland Merks / Plant Systems Modeling group Departement Plant Systems Biology, VIB en Moleculaire Genetica, Universiteit Gent Technologiepark 927, 9052 Gent, België Tel: +32 09 33 13695