AIMMS STAR PLUS Call 2: final PhD student selected

The AIMMS Management Team is happy to announce that all four available AIMMS STAR PLUS antimicrobial research positions have now been filled in.

12/07/2017 | 11:00 AM

On 1 January 2018, Felix Paulussen (DE) will join AIMMS as the fourth STAR PLUS candidate. After a thorough selection procedure in the second call for applications, Felix will start his research within the group of Tom Grossmann (Organic and Peptide Chemistry), with additional AIMMS supervisors Joen Luirink (Molecular Microbiology) and Daan Geerke (Molecular Toxicology).

Second call

The MSCA Co­fund was granted for four PhD po­si­tions, but after the first call for applications, which ended in June ’17, only three positions were filled. In consultation with the EU funding agency, the AIMMS Man­age­ment opened an ad­di­tional short­ened call to at­tract a fourth PhD can­di­date.

In this second Call, six excellent candidates provided AIMMS with a short Research proposal and were invited for an online interview. After a final in­ter­view including a more extensive presentation of their pro­posal, the AIMMS Man­age­ment con­cluded that Felix Paulussen ful­filled the ex­cel­lence cri­te­ria as set out in the Call for Ap­pli­ca­tions the best.

Felix Paulussen (DE): Design of peptide-derived antibiotics that block interactions between bacterial cell division proteins (Main su­per­vi­sor: Tom Grossmann, and additional AIMMS supervisors Joen Luirink and Daan Geerke).