Projects
Name
Molecular genetics of fertilization
University
Hungary(HuMSIRC)- University of Szeged,Szeged
Domain
Genetics
Departement
Genetics
Head
Prof. Dr. Szabad Janos
Tutor
Tamas SZALONTAI, Zsuzsa SARKADI, Marta BABITS and Janos SZABAD
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The HimcaD, the KompoltD dominant female sterile mutations of Drosophila alter the pattern of the so-called sperm tunnel in the egg cytoplasm, suggesting that function of the identified Himca and Kompolt genes is required during fertilization. Polyspermy appears in about 8-10% of the HorkaD-derived eggs, and the extra sperm are not regularly arranged, suggesting involvement of the Horka gene in fertilization. Carrying on genetics, molecular and cell biological techniques we aim to understand molecular function of the above genes.
Purpose of the project:
To elucidate the molecular mechanism of fertilization and the mechanism of protection against polyspermy.
What is the aim of the project?
To elucidate the molecular mechanism of fertilization and the mechanism of protection against polyspermy.
What techniques and methods are used?
molecular and cell biological techniques
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
basic lab work
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
yes
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
- A basic knowledge of genetics, molecular and cell biology
- Dedication to work hard on a research project
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
5
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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