Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (09/04/2013 03.09)

Retinal neurodegeneration: neuroprotective efficacy induced by active molecules locally or systemically release, functional, cellular and molecular aspects.

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Our main goal is to preserve vision in degenerating retinas as long as possible by reducing neural loss and maintaining normal retinal functions. This has long been a goal in RP (retinitis pigmentosa) and AMD (age related macular degeneration) research, but it is still not achieved. In retinal degeneration loss of vision has two recognized causes. One cause is the death of photoreceptors; this is not reversible. The second cause is underperformance of surviving photoreceptors and their subsequent loss. There is a third cause that needs to be investigated: the dysfunction and probably rewiring of the inner retinal circuitry.

This project aims at understanding if and how it is possible to ameliorate or reverse neurodegenerative processes using neuroprotective strategies

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Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
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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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila- Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Applicate e Biotecnologiche

Public research
L'Aquila - Italy