Master's project in the Mitotic Mechanisms and Regulation group

Selectivity principles of protein phosphatases:

This project will focus on understanding how protein phosphatases select their substrates and how this regulates major signaling pathways in cells. The project will focus on novel consensus binding motifs for protein phosphatases and how they control phosphorylation mediated signaling in disease relevant pathways. The project will include biochemistry as well as cell based assays to couple mechanisms to cellular phenotypes. The results can potentially pinpoint novel therapeutic strategies for targeting human diseases.


We expect you to be motivated and passionate about protein function in cells and eager to learn biochemistry and cell-based assays. Previous experience in the wet lab as well as relevant course work is an advantage.


9-12 months full time. The project can be adjusted to fit the requirements of master degree.

What we offer:

You will join the group lead by Jakob Nilsson and be part of a vibrant international team with access to state-of-the-art equipment. The group provides a motivating but relaxed environment and a collaborative atmosphere.

For more information please contact jakob.nilsson@cpr.ku.dkk