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PhD in neurobiology

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We seek an enthusiastic, highly motivated PhD student who will join a group working on molecular mechanisms of myelin biogenesis, myelin diseases and neurodegeneration. Myelin is a membrane of vital importance that is the target of several different diseases including vascular or autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. How is membrane architecture distorted in diseases? The project will address the mechanisms of myelin membrane disassembly. The proposal is interdisciplinary, aiming at combining high-end electron and microscopy (see Aggarwal et al. PloS Biol. 2013; Snaidero et al. Cell 2014) with molecular analyses to gain insight into disease mechanisms and to open the door to new therapeutic avenues in white matter tissue repair. The approach is broad ranging from cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry to imaging. We use primary cell culture, transgenic mice and in vitro reconstitutions as model systems. The exact project will be decided together with the successful candidate. We offer a close supervision in a motivated team and a stimulating scientific environment.

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How to apply:
Please send your application to msimons@gwdg.de
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Prof. Mikael Simons
Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine
Hermann-Rein-Str. 3
37075 Göttingen
Email: msimons@gwdg.de
Phone: +49-(0)551-3899533
Homepage: http://www.em.mpg.de/index.php?id=16 

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
37075 Göttingen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences