Projects
Name
Identification of genes responsible for micro/anophthalmia in human.
University
France (ANEMF) - University of Toulouse, Toulouse
Domain
Genetics
Departement
INSERM-UPS UMR563, CHU de Toulouse, H
Head
Pr A. HOVNANIAN
Tutor
Pr P. CALVAS
Languages
French, English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
What is the aim of the project? What kind of techniques and methods will be used?
In our projet, the main objectives are to identificate the responsible genes for micro/anophthalmia in human and to detect the different mutation in subject suffering the designed syndrome in order to validate candidate genes.

In this way, we will use several molecular biology techniques such as basic PCR, amplifications of DNA (RNA), mutations screening in amplicons by DHPLC (Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography ) and sequencing.
We will evaluate the mutations in silico or, eventually, by functional testing if a method is currently available.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)?
1. preliminary readings on the topic
2. bibliographic presentation by the student and delineation of a workflow chart
3. courses and seminars of the department
4. guided readaction of a written report

What is the role of the student and what is expected from him/her during the research exchange? What should be the outcome of the student
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
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?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge in human molecular genetics and embryology.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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