Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (30/08/2014 02.46)

C. elegans, an animal model for studying β2- microglobulin amyloidosis

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In this research project a new C.elegans strain

expressing the highly amyloidogenic natural

D76N β2-microglobulin variant will be prepared.

To bypass the extreme toxicity of the constitutive

expression of this protein, a strain with a

temperature dependent expression will be

generated. The physical effects of amyloid-related

toxicity on larval growth, worm motility and

survival will be monitored and quantified. After

its phenotypic characterization, this new strain

will constitute a unique platform for studying the

effects of different biological and chemical factors

on the deposition and toxicity of the

amyloidogenic protein.

The metabolic profile of this C.elegans strain will

be also investigated in comparison with the wild

type and other strains expressing different

isoforms of β2-microglobulin. The effect of the

exposure of worms to anti-amyloidogenic

compounds on the metabolic profile will be also


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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at:

Main requirements are:1) degree (with a course duration of not less than 4 years, as referred to in the pre-existing academic regulations pursuant to D.M. n. 509/1999) or post-graduate degrees (pursuant to D.M. n. 509/1999 and to n. 270/2004) awarded by Italian or foreign Universities recognized as equivalent - for the purposes of establishing the equivalence, candidates must provide the necessary documentation to enable the evaluating board to proceed with the qualification assessment; 2) scientific or professional curriculum suitable for conducting the research activity; 3) any Ph.D. title (Art 2- par. 1).

Selection process

The application form, signed in original, have to be: 1) submitted by means of the standard template that can be found at the above address; 2) supplied with the scientific-professional curriculum vitae (dated and signed) and a photocopy of a valid identity document; 3) supplied with the list of publications and copies of them (or in electronic form); 4) supplied with any further documents / certificates / self-certification foreseen by Art. 4; 5) sent (no e-mail, no website) via recorded delivery, via a Certified Email (PEC) and by hand, in original paper copy, to the Department/Centre of interest (see Art. 4). The candidate selection will take place on the basis of the documented qualifications and a personal interview, completed by a test concerning the knowledge of foreign language (see Art. 6 - par. 1)

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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli studi di Pavia

Public research
Pavia - Italy
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0382 987232
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