Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (28/05/2013 02.50)

Preparation and characterization of tissue engineered constructs combining bioabsorbable scaffolds with primary culture of heart-derived cells (human and animal) for the development of cardiac aging in vitro models.

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The purpose of the research activity is the development of relevant in vitro models for the study of cardiac ageing and disease processes. In particular, the role of cardiac extracellular matrix as main modulator of cellular and organ function will be evaluated. In the project, an ex vivo tissue engineered aged myocardial model will be prepared to be used for both obtaining a clear understanding of the physiopathological mechanisms underlying ageing process and to test effectiveness of potential therapeutic strategies under controlled dynamic conditions.

Research activity consist of culture under oxidative stress and to hypoxia/reoxygenation of bioabsorbable scaffolds/heart-derived cells construct. The constructs will be characterized in terms of cell viability, proliferation, apoptosis, changes in reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, matrix production and pattern of genetic expression.

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Research Fields


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 StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca

Roma - Italy