05 Mar 2021

Applications are now opened for two Research fellowships to carry out work leading to a doctoral degree, within the scope of the project KleptoSlug - “The sea slug that got away with stolen chloroplasts".

The work will be developed at the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) and at the Laboratory for Innovation and Sustainability of Marine Biological Resources (ECOMARE) of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. The work to be carried out will have a comprehensive comparative approach, exploring the variability of the maintenance of chloroplasts in sea slugs.

The main objectives are:

1) To uncover the mechanisms that allow sea slugs to retain functional chloroplasts;

2) To verify the interconnection of the system of induction / elimination of reactive oxygen species with the capacity to retain chloroplasts;

3) to determine the benefits of kleptoplasty for the host.

For more information, please visit the full announcement below.