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IGF-1 role in human pathophysiology
Greece (HelMSIC) - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens
Experimental Physiology, Medical School, 75 Micras Asias, Goudi 11527, Greece
Prof. Michael Koutsilieris
English or Greek
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Project background information:
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is involved in cardiac muscle repair and hypertrophy, while two IGF-1 mRNA splice variants have been identified in rodent
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
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
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Assist in the Lab Work of the project
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
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 - No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The knowledge of the theoretical basis of the RT-PCR and Western blot methods is required.
Previous lab experience is desirable.
There are no legal limitations in the student The student is advised to search in the internet with the following specific keywords: IGF-1 isoforms, IGF-1 receptor, cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial remodeling
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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