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New G protein-coupled receptors as drug targets and cause of human diseases
Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig
Institute of Biochemistry, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 30, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Schoeneberg
Dr. rer nat. Angela Schulz, Dr. Ines Liebscher
Fluent English, German
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Aim of the research: The ongoing projects are focused on so called orphan receptors. There are more than 100 G protein-coupled receptors in the human genome with unknown (patho)physiological function. The projects aim at the deorphanization of the physiological relevance of such receptors. Theoretical teachings: Depending on the duration and time in the year, there are several theoretic courses.
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
molecular biology, population genetics, pharmacological methods
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?
Requirements: Some experiences in lab work are needed. FLUENT English is absolutely necessary! What are they waiting for?-Tethered agonism in G protein-coupled receptors. Please find more information about the topic in the following articles:
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Schoeneberg et al. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2007 Mar;28(3):117-21.
- Schoeneberg et al. Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Dec;104(3):173-206.
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