Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/01/2013 03.03)

Study on the action of 3,5-diiodothyronine (T2) on the adipose tissue in an animal model of insulin – resistance

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In higher organisms metabolic homeostasis requires an efficient communication between organs. Hyperalimentation or high fat diet (HFD) may affect endocrine signalling pathways and induce metabolic dysfunctions. T2 is able to inhibit the fat accumulation in rats treated with a HFD. In addition, T2 is able to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride serum levels and to prevent insulin – resistance induced by a HFD. Little is known on the effects induced by T2 on adipose tissue. The aim of the project is to investigate on the effects elicited by T2 on the adipose tissue (white / brown) of rodents. To this purpose are required skills in bioenergetics, endocrinology, cellular physiology and in particular of thyroid hormones analogues / derivatives.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences - Biology

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Eligibility criteria

The selection criteria, determined in the call, will be expressed in a 100 points scale and will include, with appropriate evaluation, the following items: Evaluation of a possible PhD thesis; Publications and other research products; Other documents related to activities in national or international research institutes carried out as contractor, fellow or any other position holder. The time and the length of the research activity performed must be duly attested; Interview

Selection process

The examination consists of an interview that will focus on the scientific expertise of the candidate with particular focus on the research project (see art. 1 of the announcement).

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget € 24000,00
Frequency of calls1 anno
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceItaly
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 year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Application deadline


Other fellowship details


EU Research Framework Programme


Funding organisation / Contacts
Regione Campania (POR 2007-2013)

Napoli - Italy