Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (06/12/2012 02.36)

Design and synthesis of peptidomimetics for the developmento of innovative therapeutic agents

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Current research in the biomedical area is strongly oriented towards the identification of small molecule of non-peptidic nature, which bind to receptors similarly to peptide ligands by mimicking the functional features responsible for bioactivity. The identification of such molecules is important for the generation of new chemical probes with aim to develop new diagnostic agents, and also therapeutics based on the same mechanism of action. This research program will consist of the synthesis of heterocyclic molecules using amino acids and sugar derivatives as precursors, using coupling reactions of peptidomimetic components; development of the process and study of diagnostic and therapeutic applications; validation of selected molecules in biomedical fields of interest. The generation of molecular platforms using the above-described methods will enable the selection of candidate structures for the screening towards biological targets of interest.

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Research Fields

Chemistry - Organic chemistry

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22946
Frequency of calls12 mesi
International mobility required ?no
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 StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università di Firenze- Dipartimento di Chimica

Public research
Sesto Fiorentino - Italy