Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (02/02/2013 02.21)

European Research Council funded fellowship Full-atom simulations of DNA end-to-end stacking and β-lactoglobulin fibril formation

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The goal of this research project is to carry out full-atom simulations of two specific biological problems, namely short DNA duplexes self-assembly [1] and β-lactoglobulin protein fibrillation [2].

Short DNA duplexes self-assemble into linear weakly bonded chains while the β-lactoglobulin self-assemble into amyloid-like fibrils. In both cases the self-assembly may drive the formation of liquid crystal phases above a critical concentration and in Ref. [1] a theoretical framework has been developed, which is able to properly account for the association process. A detailed full-atomistic study of these two systems would be very valuable to provide an estimate of the input parameters needed by the theory, thus enabling a more stringent comparison of theoretical and experimental results. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular simulations using biomolecular simulation packages (with preference given to the users of GROMACS).

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Selection process

assessment of CV and qualifications by the board of examiners

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget24.073,52
Frequency of callsno
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 StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Total amount per fellowship per year20318
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Fisica Università Sapienza di Roma

Public research
Roma - Italy
0039. 06. 49914379