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11 PhD positions in EU-MSCA Udine

Progetto EU-MSCA-DN-2021 MITGEST (www.mitgest.eu)

Il progetto dell'Università di Udine recluterà 11 dottorandi su temi incentrati sullo studio della biologia mitocondriale.

Si tratta di un progetto europeo che coinvolge 8 unità di ricerca internazionali (accademiche e industriali) e rappresenta

un’ottima opportunità per un neolaureato.

Anche gli studenti che si laureeranno nella sessione di febbraio possono presentare la loro candidatura in quanto il titolo deve essere posseduto al momento del reclutamento che prevediamo avverrà nei mesi di aprile-maggio 2023.


Per informazioni e contatto:

Dr. Carlo Vascotto, PhD

University of Udine, Department of Medicine

P.le Kolbe, 4

33100, Udine, Italia


MITGEST Doctoral Network receives 2.6 million euros funding from the European Union

Innovative technologies and integrated methodologies in the field of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and its gene expression

EU has granted the new Doctoral Network “ MITGEST - Quality Control of the Mitochondrial Gene Expression System in Health and Disease with 2.6 million euros of funding under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. The project coordinated by the University of Udine will recruit 11 PhD candidates to produce advances and innovation in the field of mitochondrial dysfunction and its many disease manifestations through a multidisciplinary training programme. MITGEST network of seven research institutions and two companies enables close cooperation between industry and academia and provides doctoral candidates with a sustainable environment to grow their careers through innovative research. MITGEST aims to educate a young generation of scientists with the scientific and transferable skills needed to tackle the many challenges of the highly complex and integrated roles in cellular metabolism and disease in which mitochondria participate.

Mitochondria disfunction

Mitochondria are considered the powerhouses of the cell, generating the majority of the chemical energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions. Dysfunction of the mitochondria is at the root of many human disorders that can present at any age with a wide range of overlapping clinical phenotypes. Mitochondrial dysfunction has also been implicated in common conditions such as cancer and ageing. Still, the understanding of the links between mitochondrial dysfunction and disease pathophysiology is limited. MITGEST ’s findings will provide critical information for the development of effective treatments and disease biomarkers that represent an urgent unmet need in the biomedical area of mitochondrial dysfunction.

Partners and recruitment

MITGEST unites world-class academic excellence in mtDNA maintenance and expression with private sector expertise in nucleic acid chemistry and the development of mitochondrial therapeutics:

  •    The University of Udine (UNIUD)

  •    Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc)

  •    The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBB)

  •    Karolinska Institute (KI)

  •    Biodonostia Health Research Institute (BRI)

  •    Univeristy College London (UCL) (funded by UKRI )

  •    Baseclick GmbH (BASECLICK)

  •    Minovia Therapeutics LTD (Minovia)

  •    The Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (IHiT) (pending grant amendment)

    Recruitment for the 11 PhD positions are open until November 15th.

    More information can be found on the project website: www.mitgest.eu

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