Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (17/03/2013 00.22)

AFM based characterization of the mechano-electrical properties of cells and engineered tissues

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Knowledge of Italian language. Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted. To apply The project aims to develop novel experimental techniques which allow the nano- and micro-scale in vitro characterization of the mechano-electrical properties of single cells and engineered tissue constructs. The work will be based on the specialization and integration of different existing techniques such as atomic force microscopy, electrophysiological measurements via micro- and nano-electrodes, cell patterning, and electro-actuated membranes capable to apply controlled deformations to cells and tissues in culture. The integrated techniques will be employed to study the molecular mechanisms responsible for the contraction-excitation coupling and the mechano-electric feedback which regulates the physiology of both scheletal and cardiac muscle fibres and are responsible for pathologies such as dystrophies and arrhythmias.

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Eligibility criteria

Knowledge of Italian language. Qualification to participate to the selection specified in the notice for each research program. To apply for research grants fill out the forms available at the following address: Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted

Selection process

evaluation of titles presented and interview on the subjects specified by the notice

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
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
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Genova

Public research
Genova - Italy