Goethe University Frankfurt

 Frankfurt am Main  Employees: less then 10
Buchmann institute for molecular life sciences, Neurovascular Disorders Group

University:
With more than 46.000 students and approx. 4.600 employees the Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the largest universities in Germany. The Goethe University is positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university comprises 5 campuses with 16 faculties, 100 study courses and has an excellent focus on research.  With 600 Germany scholarships and a total of 1,08 million euros in supporting donations, the university once more ranked top among German universities in this category. Situated in Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world. Students at Goethe benefit from studying and living in Frankfurt, one of the largest financial and trading centre in Europe—with plenty of opportunities to learn and practise speaking German. 

Group description:
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that remains one of the major burdens on our society with no available cure. AD, in combination with vascular cognitive impairment (VCI), represents over 80% of the total dementia cases. At autopsy the overlap of the underlying pathological hallmarks of AD (beta-amyloid (Ab) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles) and VCI (strokes, small vessel disease and vascular dementia) is obvious, but is often unrecognized in the clinical setting. Hence, our group is focused on the basic research of the comorbidity states of AD and VCI to investigate underlying disease pathways as well as potential biomarker profiles. The neurovascular unit is of particular interest to us and we aim to investigate the long-term interplay of vascular cognitive impairments with Alzheimer’s Disease. The function of the neurovascular unit and its alteration during disease progression is investigated using various methods including in vivo 2 Photon imaging, RNA sequencing, primary cell culture, and molecular biology. This position, therefore, provides the opportunity to conduct research in the field of neurovascular disorders in a vibrant and well-rounded environment.

 

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Facts


Value of employees: less then 10
Expansion: national

In our company employees are working in the following fields:
Research & Development, Research & Education, Research Associate

In our company employees with these qualifications are welcome:
Biology & Life Sciences, Physics, Biotechnology, Human medicine

Location


Goethe University Frankfurt
Buchmann institute for molecular life sciences, Neurovascular Disorders Group
Max-von-Laue-Str. 15
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Germany