Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (12/10/2013 02.37)

Effect of perinatal stress on cerebral myelination

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Recent data suggest that the precocius exposure of the developing central nervous system to pharmacological or environmental stresses profoundly influences myelination, with permanent effects on cerebral functionality and on the ability to adapt to external stimuli during adulthood. Viceversa, it has been proposed that restoration of proper myelination processes favours functional recovery after injury or stress. The aim of this project is to validate the role of myelination in an animal model of perinatal stress in the rodent, by analyzing the behavior of oligodendroglial precursor cells (OPCs), the myelin-forming cells, in brain sections of mice of various ages and at different times after the stressful stimuli. To this purpose, immunohistochemical techniques and real time PCR will be used to determine distinct OPC maturation stages.

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Research Fields

Pharmacological sciences - Other

Selection process

selective public procedure by qualifications and interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22.946,02
Frequency of callsannuale
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
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19.367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship48
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Public research
Modena - Italy