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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
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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The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at: http://www.unipv.eu/on-line/Home/Ricerca/Assegnidiricerca.html.
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).
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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