Projects
Name
Translational research of neurodegenerative diseases with dementia
University
Japan(IFMSA-Japan) - Osaka City University, Osaka(Kansai area)
Domain
Neurology
Departement
Translational Neuroscience, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Head
Takami Tomiyama
Tutor
Takami Tomiyama, Tomohiro Umeda
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the accumulation of soluble and insoluble aggregates of misfolded proteins in the central nervous system. So far, no effective drugs to prevent and/or cure the diseases have been developed.
What is the aim of the project?
Our goal is to develop new preventive and/or therapeutic medicines against dementia.
What techniques and methods are used?
Biochemical, histochemical and behavioral analyses of cellular and mouse models of dementia
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Assistance in the experiments including biochemical, histochemical and behavioral analyses of cellular and mouse models of dementia
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
No
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 scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Fluent English is the absolute condition to stay this laboratory.
The student must be healthy. He/She is undoubtedly required to be free from any infectious disease. Basic experimental techniques and knowledge in neuroscience and biochemistry
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
7
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
- Students in biomedical fields
Articles
- Brain 139; 1568-1586; 2016
- Acta Neuropathol Commun 3; 51; 2015
- Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2; 241-255; 2015