Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (19/04/2013 02.56)

Molecular genetic characterization of Sarcoptes scabiei by means of microsatellite markers and real time qPCR-based method.

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The evolution of host susceptibility or resistance has important consequences for the evolution of parasite virulence, population dynamics of both host and parasite populations and, where appropriate, for the development of control programs of the related parasitosis. Sarcoptic mange in wildlife is a stimulating model to study the complex relationships between host genetics (MHC), phenotype (immunophenotype) and life history, and a range of "new" (Sarcoptes mites usually amongst them) and "old" associated pathogens. Objective of the study is i) to carry out the molecular genetic characterization - by means of microsatellite markers - of the infrapopulations of mites deriving from scabietic chamois (R.rupicapra e R.pyrenaica) and, for comparison, from other wild and domestic ruminant hosts, sympatric and non-sympatric ii) standardize a universal (for human, domestic and wild animals) Sarcoptes real time qPCR-based diagnostic method.

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qualifications and interview (in Turin)

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 StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy