Saturday, July 4, 2009

PhD position in bioinformatics at the Center for Human Genetics

PhD position in bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, and cancer genomics at the Center for Human Genetics, KULeuven

The Laboratory of Computational Biology together with the Laboratory for Molecular Pathogenesis of Leukemia have a joint position for a motivated PhD student interested in genomics and systems biology of cancer.

Research project
The PhD research will focus on high-throughput approaches to further decipher the leukemia genome and to identify novel oncogenic mutations or structural variations that may underlie tumorigenesis. Secondary interest goes out to variations in transcriptional networks and the characterization of the underlying cis-regulatory variations.

Available data include gene expression microarray data, GS FLX sequence data of candidate gene sets, and may even include full genome sequence data of multiple cancer patients.
The challenge of this project is to handle large amounts of public and in-house genomic data and to use, benchmark, and develop state-of-the- art bioinformatics approaches, while maintaining a clear focus on important biological questions.

Profile Master in Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Bio-engineering, or equivalent.
The candidate we are seeking should have basic programming or bioinformatics skills, with a strong interest in high-throughput technologies and genomics. Having any of the following skills is a plus: linux, R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Perl, Java, MySQL, data mining, clustering, classification, modeling, (bio)statistics, genome browsers.

Environment The successful applicant will be hosted by the Laboratory of Computational Biology, headed by Prof. Stein Aerts, and will be in close collaboration with The Laboratory
for Molecular Pathogenesis of Leukemia, headed by Prof. Jan Cools.

Both labs are part of the Center for Human Genetics at the KULeuven.

Contact Interested? Send your CV and motivation letter to

Thursday, July 2, 2009

U.S. FOOTHILL AND DE ANZA COLLEGE is coming to Jakarta

"Foothill and De Anza College," sebuah perguruan tinggi di Amerika, akan berkunjung ke Indonesia dan memberikan presentasi di kantor AMINEF Jakarta.

Presentasi akan memberikan gambaran kehidupan sekolah di Amerika, terutama di Foothill and De Anza College.

Kami mengundang para siswa/siswi yang baru lulus atau masih duduk di bangku SMA, para orang tua murid, pendidik, guru pembimbing, maupun agen pendidikan

dan siapa saja yang berminat atas informasi tentang belajar di Amerika untuk hadir pada presentasi tersebut. GRATIS!

Dean Foothill and De Anza College Mr. George Beers akan langsung memberikan presentasinya pada:

Kamis 16 Juli 2009

jam 14.00-16.00

di Kantor AMINEF

Kantor AMINEF bertempat di Gedung Balai Pustaka Lt. 6, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4 Jakarta (dekat Hotel Borobudur dan Atrium Mall Senen). Untuk informasi, dapat menghubungi 3452016 pes. 300, 301, 302. Terima kasih.

AMINEF EducationUSA Center


Informasi singkat Foothill and De Anza College:

Foothill and De Anza are two community colleges offering the first two years of a university Bachelor's degree on two campuses located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are one system with two locations that are five minutes apart. De Anza has a total enrollment of 24,000, and Foothill has 18,000 students. Together, we enroll 2,500 international students from almost 100 countries and are very popular with students coming from Indonesia. Both of our colleges rank among the top community colleges in the U.S., and we are charter members of the prestigious League for Innovation in Community Colleges. Students study with us for two years, and then transfer into their third year at the university to complete their Bachelor's degree. Currently, 47% of all students in the United States who begin higher education do so at a community college.

There are four primary reasons so many do this. First, it costs a lot less. The annual tuition is around $5,500US per year. Second, admission is a lot more flexible. We're looking for students with at least a 61 (Next Generation) or 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based) TOEFL and average or better results from secondary school. For Indonesians educated in the British system, we will accept "O" level students. Third, the class sizes are small, and are all taught by regular professors, not teaching assistants like in universities. There is considerably more individualized attention both within the classroom and through the extra support that we offer just for international students. And fourth, and most important, it's easier to get into the third year of a highly selective university than it is to get into the first year, especially if a student is transferring with good grades from a highly regarded community college like Foothill or De Anza. We are #1 in transfer to the University of California and California State University systems and will be sending 70 international students this fall to Berkeley. That's far more than any other community college! In addition, last year we sent almost 40 to UCLA, almost 20 to USC, and others to Stanford, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown and Northwestern! So, Foothill or De Anza end up being a great way to complete the first two undergraduate years at less expense, and transfer to earn a Bachelor's degree from competitive American university!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

phd at Department of Electrical Engineering and of the Univer

The research division SISTA (Signals, Identification, System Theory and Automation)
(http://www.esat. kuleuven. be/scd/) is one of the largest research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering and of the University of Leuven, Belgium (www.kuleuven. be).

Our research activities drive on numerical linear algebra, system identification and control,
algorithms for numerical optimization and machine learning (support vector machines) and
signal processing.

We also have numerous applications in industrial process control, biomedical signal processing,
bio-informatics, health decision support systems and telecommunications.

We are looking for well motivated researchers to start a 4 year PhD or for experienced postdocs to pursue research activities in these fields and application areas.

On our website (http://www.esat. kuleuven. be/scd/), one can find a description of more than 20 different specific research topics, in which we have openings for PhDs and postdocs.

We can offer a competitive salary, a stimulating research environment, settled in the nice historic
city of Leuven and its surroundings (http://www.leuven. be/showpage. asp?iPageID= 1688),
within a university the origins of which go back to 1425.

Electronic applications, including a CV, a list of publications, names of two possible references,
and a brief description of your research interests and motivation, should be submitted to

PhD at K.U.Leuven

The research
group Management Informatics of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) has two vacancies for a full-time researcher.

The researcher should have an academic degree in one of the following disciplines: Applied Economic Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics. Building upon earlier research, the researcher will be working in the fields of intelligent systems, data mining, and management informatics.

It is expected that the researcher starts a Phd. This will typically include a thorough literature study, collaboration with on-going research, and the development and validation of new research methodologies. Occasionally, the researcher will also be involved in educational support activities, such as: supervision of exams; supervision of master dissertations, and student tutoring.

The K.U.Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Candidates are invited to apply online at

For more information, please contact
prof. dr. Bart Baesens
Management Informatics Faculty of Business and Economics Naamsestraat 69 B-3000
Leuven Belgium
Bart.Baesens@ econ.kuleuven.

PhD positions in P2P Networks, TU Darmstadt, Germany

The Peer to Peer Networking Group at TU Darmstadt (Germany) is currently offering fully funded

PhD student positions (BAT IIa [1])

We are working on decentralized distributed systems (Peer to Peer, opportunistic- / disruption tolerant networks) with a special focus on their robustness to failure and their resilience to denial of service attacks. The search for new application domains in which these concepts can help to improve services constantly drives us to tackle new fields and their problems with flexibility. Some current examples from our research comprise of cloud computing, emergency first
response, as well as secure and privacy preserving online social networks, on which we are working at the moment. More information about us can be found at our website:

You have recently and very successfully received a degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field. You have strong practical and analytical skills and strong knowledge in networks, distributed systems, and/or network security. Very good English skills are a prerequisite. Basic knowledge of the German language will help in the day-to-day life but is not necessarily needed.

The positions are available and the candidates can start immediately.

Please send your application comprising of a motivational letter, your cv, certificates and references to:

Thorsten Strufe, Peer-to-Peer Networking Group, Hochschulstraß e 10, 64289 Darmstadt or by email to:
TU Darmstadt is an equal opportunities employer but aims at increasing
the employment of women and especially encourages women to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities who are
equally qualified.

Founded in 1877, TU Darmstadt was the first university worldwide to establish a faculty and a course of study in electrical engineering in 1882. With about 19.000 enrolled students in 13 departments and 270 professors, it is considered one of the top universities for computer
science research in Germany.

Darmstadt is noted for it's history as center of Art Nouveau, and, centrally located in the Rhein-Main Area, it is close to Heidelberg, Cologne, and Frankfurt, with Germany's biggest airport. You will find more information on Darmstadt here:

[1] The positions are open for 24 (+12) months, the salary is
29k€-49k€ p.a. gross depending on qualification and age.

Thorsten Strufe Peer-to-Peer Networks
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

93 PhD Scholarships at University of Siena, Italy


The University of Siena has set up a number of Doctoral Schools for the academic year 2009/2010. Admission requirements for each school are specified in the relevant regulations for participation.
General information is given below.

Deadline: 24 July 2009

Further info: http://dottorati. bandi/ciclo25_ giugno.asp

Monday, June 29, 2009

Photonics - Scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany

Photonics - Scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany
http://www.asp. uni-jena. de/Scholarships. html

International students wishing to go for a Master at the Abbe School of Photonics can
apply for a scholarship, which is granted in cooperation with partners
from the German Optics & Photonics industry, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the County of Thuringia.

Scholarships include a stipend of 715 Euro per month , covering of
university fees, free local transport and health ensurance. In
addition, one trip home per year and a language course are reimbursed.
Scholarships are restricted to international students. For 2009/2010 a total amount
of 50 scholarships is available for these students.

Application Deadline: The Application Deadline has been extended until
July, 15th, 2009. Please note that applications are evaluated on a
rolling admission basis.
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