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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (03/04/2013 03.24)

Preparation and characterization of radiopharmaceuticals for the evaluation of neurodegenerative diseases through PET imaging

Please note that the job is no longer active! positron emission tomography is a nuclear medical imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of functional processes in the human body. To this purpose, this technique requires the use of specific drugs, called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers, characterized by a positron emission and, thus, able to induce an indirect emission of gamma rays. The present project requires the syntesis of 11C- and 18F-labeled radioligands, such as raclopride, PK11195 and VC701. PK11195 and raclopride are drugs already marketed for both humans and animals, whose in vivo metabolism is still not well documented, whereas VC701 might represent an useful and innovative radiotracer for the evaluation of the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (TSPO). The project requires a skilled person, able to synthesize the described radiopharmaceuticals and to use HPLC systems for the detection of metabolites in blood and tissues.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Other

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
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Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca

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Milano - Italy