Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (12/07/2014 02.46)

Discovery/development of diagnostic probes and vaccine candidates targeting Burkholderia infections (PROVA)

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The integration of Reverse Vaccinology (RV) with structure-based protein design has been proposed as an optimal approach for the discovery and development of next-generation vaccines. In this project, we aim to develop a multi- and inter-disciplinary SV approach that integrates structural and computational biology with immunological tests and industrial protein production to: 1) identify epitopes from selected antigen candidates; 2) optimize epitope properties via rational design, for the development of vaccines; 3) produce antibodies that selectively recognize the identified antigens; 4) select antibodies to be used as diagnostic tools. This approach will focus on antigens from the Gram-negative pathogens Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent of melioidosis, and Burkholderia cenocepacia, an opportunistic pathogen affecting Cystic Fibrosis patients.

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Research Fields

Chemistry - Organic chemistry

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
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 year22.000
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, C.N.R.

Public research
Milano - Italy
02 2850 0031