Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (28/06/2013 02.36)

Regulation and functions of long noncoding RNAs in mammary cell growth and differentiation.

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Estrogen receptor alpha controls mammary cell growth and differentiation by profoundly affecting gene transcription and epigenetic status, both in absence and presence of estrogenic hormones. Recently, by means of RNA-Seq we evidenced the regulatory activity of ERα on several hundreds of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) of unknown function, in addition to thousands of protein-coding genes and miRNA. In the present project, the regulation and function of some of these lncRNAs will be addressed in depth, by using breast cancer cell lines, where estradiol induces proliferation, whereas downregulation of ERα by RNA interference causes apoptosis and epithelial mesenchymal transition. Studies on lncRNA transcription, Transcription Factor binding and epigenetic marks are planned. In the meanwhile, subtractive and additive experiments will give insight into the function of these selected, ERα regulated lncRNAs.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

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Eligibility criteria

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Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board ( by the date of the deadline

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 year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy