Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (12/10/2013 02.33)

The synapsins and the regulation of the dynamics of neurotransmitter release and excitatory/inhibitory balance: role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy and autism

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An imbalance in the excitement / inhibition is associated with epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism. The genetics of epilepsy and autism has focused on mutations in genes of the synapse. Among these, SYN2 is a gene that predisposes to epilepsy and SYN1 has a causal role in epilepsy and autism. The synapsins (Syns) are synaptic vesicle associated proteins important in neuronal development, synaptic transmission and plasticity. The aim of the project is to investigate the role of Syns in the dynamics of the release of neurotrasmettiotore at the level of excitatory and inhibitory synapses and connections between defects in the dynamics of release and synchronization of neuronal populations, causing hyperexcitability of the network associated with epilepsy and autism Knowledge of Italian language. Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted. To apply

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

Knowledge of Italian language. Qualification to participate to the selection specified in the notice for each research program. To apply for research grants fill out the forms available at the following address: Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted

Selection process

evaluation of titles presented and interview on the subjects specified by the notice

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 year22947
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Genova

Public research
Genova - Italy