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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (03/03/2013 03.35)

Epigenetic regulation of kcnq1 in skeletal and cardiac muscle differentiation

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The gene kcnq1 codes for a potassium channel and plays a critical role in the electrophysiology of several tissues, in particular cardiac muscle. Genetic mutations of kcnq1 or its reduced expression are involved in cardiac arrhythmias associated with the risk of syncope or sudden death. The research group has recently suggested that higher order chromatin structures control kcnq1 expression during skeletal muscle differentiation. The present project aims at the identification of epigenetic mechanisms possibly involved in kcnq1 silencing, using several models of skeletal and cardiac muscle differentiation.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences - Biology

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Frequency of calls1
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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Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Public research
ROMA - Italy