Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (18/02/2014 02.47)

Transcriptomic profiling in circulating mesenchymal stem cells of patients with degenerative Diseases.

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Skeletal disorders and obesity are degenerative diseases causing progressive disability and are becoming more prevalent in our society. Precursor cells in peripheral blood can be analyzed to reveal differentiation process alterations associated to specific degenerative diseases. We postulate that gene expression alteration during differentiation process may disrupt the balance between osteo and adipo progenitors in osteoporotic patients with respect to patients with obesity and normal individuals. This aspect represents an interesting link between the two different pathologic settings and the analysis of transcriptomic profile in circulating mesenchymal stem cells of patients represents an original and minimally invasive approach. Gene expression can be studied by next-generation sequencing methods that provide cheap and reliable large-scale DNA and RNA sequencing.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

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 budget23100
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 year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento di Medicina

Public research
Verona - Italy
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