Projects
Name
New G protein-coupled receptors as drug targets and cause of human diseases
University
Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig
Domain
Biochemistry
Departement
Institute of Biochemistry, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 30, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Head
Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Schoeneberg
Tutor
Dr. rer nat. Angela Schulz, Dr. Ines Liebscher
Languages
Fluent English, German
Duration
8 weeks
Availability
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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.

Methods used:
molecular biology, population genetics, pharmacological methods

Theoretical teachings:
Depending on the duration and time in the year, there are several theoretic courses There are approximately 8-10 hours of work per day
What is the aim of the project?
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What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
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Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
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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! Please find more information about the topic in the following articles: Schoeneberg et al. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2007 Mar;28(3):117-21. Schoeneberg et al. Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Dec;104(3):173-206. What are they waiting for?-Tethered agonism in G protein-coupled receptors. Sch
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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