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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (23/02/2013 02.36)


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Most symptoms of dementia are found in schizophrenia, a chronic, devastating, and costly mental illness affecting about 1% of the world population.Besides these neurochemical and neuropathological changes, a large body of data further suggests implication of inflammatory processes.The study of epigenetic has provided a platform whereby the impact of environmental factors. In particular, DNA methylation, is a highly significative epigenetic mechanism and has been observed during inflammation. SHPs are proteins tyrosine phosphatase ubiquitously expressed in hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. In particular SHP-1 is expressed through transcription from two separate promoters.We will analyze gene expression and promoter region of the SHP1 gene in PBMC of schizophrenic patients, in order to verify potential aberrant methylation of the promoter region.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

a) the titles and scientific publications including: a PhD or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, the degree of specialization of the medical area, the certificates of attendance at post-graduate courses taken abroad as well as the performance of a documented research at public and tested by means of contracts, grants or assignments, both in Italy and abroad (60 points out of 100).

b) interview (40 points out of a hundred). Can not be allowed to interview candidates who have obtained less than 20/100 in the valuation of securities. The bankruptcy proceedings will conclude with the winner and the formation of a list of suitable valid up to a maximum of one year, whose use is restricted to the specific requirements specified in the notice

Selection process

the research grant under this contract shall be granted after a comparative evaluation based on the qualifications presented by applicants

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22.947.00
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 securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22947.00
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship48
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Public research
CHIETI - Italy