Projects
Name
Regulation of iron metabolism and the role of hepcidin in pathophysiological situations
University
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Charles University, 1st Medical Faculty, Prague
Domain
Physiology
Departement
Department of Pathological Physiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Head
doc. MUDr. Martin Vokurka, CSc.
Tutor
doc. MUDr. Martin Vokurka, CSc., Assistant Professor Jan Krijt, Ph.D.
Languages
German, French, Italian, however English is necessary
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The aim of the project is to study of iron regulation in various situations, the role of hepcidin. qPCR, Western blots, mass spectrometry (MALDI), some of them can be only demonstration for the students.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to study of iron regulation in various situations, the role of hepcidin. qPCR, Western blots, mass spectrometry (MALDI), some of them can be only demonstration for the students.
What techniques and methods are used?
qPCR, Western blots, mass spectrometry (MALDI), some of them can be only demonstration for the students
What is the role of the student?
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
the student can learn some techniques (qPCR) and perform measurements; the results could be included in some publication; however 1 month stay is usually too short to achieve really publishable results
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
preliminary reading on request when applicated
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 lab skills, English is necessary, basic knowledge of chemistry and physiology on pregraduate medical level found from the following articles:
search on PubMed keywords: hepcidin, Vokurka M, Krijt J
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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