Eurac Research is looking for
Neurobiology summer students in neurodegeneration
The Institute for Biomedicine at Eurac Research is conducting research in the fields of biomedicine, with a focus on neurodegeneration and cardiovascular medicine, integrating genetics and epidemiology data with functional characterization of molecular disease mechanisms with the view to clinical application of research findings.
As part of the focus of the Neuromedicine research group, we are searching for genetic variants that contribute to onset and/or progression of Parkinson´s disease (PD). We are building on such genetic data to functionally investigate specific genes and their protein products. With this information, we establish experimental models (e.g. induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs, derived from PD patients) that mimic pathogenic processes with the aim of identifying molecular pathways that are relevant for PD pathogenesis. The selected candidate will carry out cellular and molecular biology experiments, immunofluorescence, end-point cellular assays, RNA and protein level analysis focused on the characterization of intracellular pathways involved in misfolded protein aggregation and degradation (e.g. autophagy) and mitochondrial function.
· Cell culture
· Western Blot
· Plasmid preparation
· End point assay
· Cell culture experience
· Molecular biology techniques
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 30.03.2018 to the following address:
Institute for Biomedicine
Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 000
For further information please contact Mattia Volta or Alessandra Zanon: Tel: +39 0471 055 483
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