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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/11/2012 02.54)

SILKbioTECH – Biotechnological production of antimicrobial silk

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The aim of SILKbioTECH project is to develop a new silk fiber that is provided with antimicrobial activity. This function will be given by the presence of antimicrobial peptides expressed in the silk gland of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) and co-extruded in vivo together with silk proteins. The expression of the antimicrobial peptide in the silk gland will be induced by using molecular biology techniques that will allow the insertion of a genic construct into silkworm genome. This construct will work under the promoters of silk proteins (fibroin and/or sericin). During the first part of the research project the transgenic larva will be produced by using molecular biology techniques and a subsequent cellular and molecular characaterization of the larva will be performed.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences - Zoology

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget24300
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Public research
Varese - Italy