AlgaTechDiversity of Anoxygenic Phototrophs

Anoxygenic Phototrophs are evolutionarily old organisms, which harvest light energy using bacteriochlorophyllcontaining
reaction centers. These highly diverse organisms are present in many aquatic habitats (Zeng et al.
PNAS 111:7795-7800, 2014; Koblizek, FEMS Microbiol Rev 39: 854–870).

The project will focus on molecular analyses of field samples using both DNA and RNA sequencing.
Selected candidate will also learn basic microscopic and analytical techniques. The positions are funded by the EU and
Czech Grant Agency projects.
Contact: Doc. Michal Koblizek PhD
Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, 379 81 Trebon, Czech Republic