Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/12/2013 00.39)

European Research Council funded fellowship Semitargeted and untargeted metabolomics study of molecules involved in chemical communications between fungi and bacteria and model animals; qualitative and quantitative analyses by tandem and high resolution mass spectrometry. __________

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The research is included in the FunMeta ERC project in the 7th EU framework. At the Mass Spectrometry Centre of the University of Florence (CISM) it will be studied and identified the molecules potentially involved in the chemical communication between fungi and bacteria, and/or fungi and the animal guest. These molecules participate in the interaction between the above cited organisms, acting in the regulation of the equilibriums and the life in common, to maintain a correct reciprocal behavior so avoiding the pathological evolution of fungi like Candida albicans or Aspergillus fumigatus, the two fungi studied in depth in this project. Some preliminary works allow to identify some metabolites of the aminoacid tryptophan having a role in the inhibition or stimulation of the fungus, highlighting the key role of the metabolic enzyme IDO 1 (Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1).

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Research Fields

Biological sciences - Biology

Eligibility criteria

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget25000
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 StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year25000
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Other fellowship details


EU Research Framework Programme


Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Firenze - DIP.SCIENZE DELLA SALUTE

Public research
Firenze - Italy