Audran is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying biology at the University of Lausanne. He is interning in the lab to gain practical experience in a laboratory.
We have an open PhD position in the lab. The position is open to everyone who holds a MSc degree or equivalent in biology or physics. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in plant cell and molecular biology, or physics or computational biology. The call is open to all nationalities, no French proficiency … More Call for a PhD student in mechanobiology
Bejoy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics and Master’s in biology from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kerala, India. During his masters, he usedthe inducible CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to study shoot regeneration in Arabidopsis thaliana. For his bachelor, he developed the dual-arm light sheet microscope to study growth dynamics in … More Welcome Bejoy to the Majda Lab!
In September, Mat was invited to Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) in Sweden where he gave a talk about the stem mechanics project in the lab. Mat also joined the “UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat” in Skeppsvik where he spoke during the career development session. Thank you Sara Raggi for the invitation!
In August, our lab joined the 10th International Plant Biomechanics Conference in Lyon, France. It was an exceptional meeting with a lot of inspirational and diverse talks and posters. Thank you Arezki Boudaoud, Olivier Hamant, Gwyneth Ingram and Sara Pujalon for organizing an excellent meeting!
Here are some images of our new lab and the view outside on the shores of Lac Léman and the Alps. The lab was just reovated and we have a plenty of space to bring our equipment in. Very happy day!
We would like to thank everyone who applied for the PhD position in our lab. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to apply with us. Now the PhD positions are closed and we will get in touch with two selected applicants shortly.
Currently, we have two PhD positions in the lab. The positions are open to everyone who holds a MSc degree or equivalent with documented experience in plant cell and molecular biology, biophysics or engineering/computer science (open to all nationalities, no French proficiency required). Get in touch! Please see info for non-French-speaking students.
The Majda Lab investigates the role of mechanical heterogeneities in plant development. We are a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of friendly and highly interactive people. The lab will start in August 2022. Please stay tuned for new openings coming!