Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (13/03/2013 00.37)

European Research Council funded fellowship Study of the antiparasitic activity of yeast toxins in the malaric murin model.

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Advances in biotechnology propose innovative tools for public health application by genetic manipulation of microbial symbionts of arthropod vectoring disease. The symbiont engineering prevents the transmission of pathogens to human by interfering with their stage within the arthropod, through the expression of antagonists (paratransgenesis). Identification of paratransgenic candidates has opened the way towards the investigation of microbes residing in the arthropod, particularly those localised within the gut. As regard mosquitoes some bacteria have been identified but the ability of recombinant strains to cure mosquito has not been demonstrated yet in the field. These bacteria can be modified and reintroduced in the mosquito but often the secretion of antagonists by prokaryotes is a limitation. In this context endosymbiotic yeasts are very appealing and can be considered as ideal tools for manipulation bypassing many difficulties relative to the recombinant products releasing.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

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Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
International mobility required ?yes
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
Total amount per fellowship per year20.256
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Maximum duration of fellowship18
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università di Camerino

Public research
Camerino - Italy