Aim of this project is to understand how social insects, particularly ants, collectively defend their colonies from disease and prevent epidemics in their societies; we seek new approaches to determine how individual behaviours interact and lead to the emergent property of colony-level defences.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 771402)
PhD student or postdoc – DEADLINE for application 08.01.2020
We seek highly motivated people to join this project as PhD students or postdocs. The PhD thesis or postdoc will be integrated in our ERC project to elucidate how ant colonies as a whole reach disease defence by the cooperative actions of its members. In particularly, we study the behavioural interaction of the individuals, their chemical communication and hygiene measures, as well as their individual immune responses.
If you are interested, please send an email with your CV and motivation letter to Sylvia Cremer, IST Austria: email@example.com
Please note that PhD students are accepted to the general IST Austria Graduate school and are affiliated to a research group after a training period (rotations in research groups and coursework). All applications hence need to be formally submitted to the IST Austria Graduate School with a deadline of January 8th, 2020 (https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at).
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 771402)”