martedì 12 giugno 2018

OPEN CALL for 1 PhD Fellow position (36 months)

PERIPHERAL IMMUNITY IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

OPEN CALL for 1 PhD Fellow position (36 months)

The Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) has an open PhD fellowship position to work on the role of peripheral immunity in Parkinson's disease with particular regard its relationship with neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.

The ideal candidate for this PhD fellowship position (dottorato di ricerca) is expected to hold an MD or BSc degree or similar. During the PhD fellowship, s/he will learn and apply:
- flow cytometry techniques for the characterization of main innate and adaptive immune cell subsets in whole blood;
- cell separation and culture protocols, with regard to human granulocytes, monocytes and T lymphocytes purification and culture from buffy coats and whole blood;
- ex vivo/in vitro functional models of immune response;
- how to write scientific reports and manuscripts.
Knowledge of scientific english is an absolute requirement.

The position is open for 36 months. Salary will be 65.956,16 €/3 years (including taxes/social security and 6 months increase for travelling abroad).

The official call detailing deadlines and procedures is available at:
- https://www.uninsubria.it/bandodottorati (italian)
- https://www.uninsubria.eu/programs/phd-doctoral-research (english)
Please refer to PhD program in Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Medical Humanities.
Deadline for application: 31 July 2018.

For more information please contact: farmacologia.medica@uninsubria.it.
E-mail submissions must include the subject “PhD position”.


References
Cosentino M, Kustrimovic N, Marino F. β2-Adrenergic Agonists for Parkinson’s Disease: Repurposing Drugs at the Crossroad of the Brain and the Immune System. BrainImmune - Trends in Neuroendocrine Immunology (online), 2 december 2017.
Kustrimovic N, Rasini E, Legnaro M, Bombelli R, Aleksic I, Blandini F, Comi C, Mauri M, Minafra B, Riboldazzi G, Sanchez-Guajardo V, Marino F, Cosentino M. Dopaminergic Receptors on CD4+ T Naive andMemory Lymphocytes Correlate with Motor Impairment in Patients with Parkinson'sDisease. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 22;6:33738.
Marino F, Cosentino M. Multiple sclerosis:Repurposing dopaminergic drugs for MS--the evidence mounts. Nat Rev Neurol. 2016 Apr;12(4):191-2.

lunedì 22 gennaio 2018

OPEN CALL for 1 Post Doc Research Fellow position (12+12 months)

PERIPHERAL IMMUNITY IN AGING AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

OPEN CALL for 1 Post Doc Research Fellow position (12+12 months)

The Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) works on the role of peripheral immunity in aging and Parkinson's disease with particular regard to T cells as biomarkers of immunoaging and their relationship with frailty and PD progression.

The ideal candidate for this Post Doc Research Fellow position (assegno di ricerca) is expected to hold an MD or BSc degree or similar, and to have extensive experience in biomedical research, documented by an appropriate record of publications. In particular, s/he is expected to learn and apply:
- flow cytometry techniques for the characterization of main innate and adaptive immune cell subsets in whole blood;
- cell separation and culture protocols, with particular regard to human T lymphocyte purification and culture from buffy coats and whole blood;
- ex vivo/in vitro functional models of immune response.
Knowledge of scientific english and documented ability to write scientific reports and manuscripts will be a preferential requirement.

The position is open for 1+1 years. Salary will be 25.000,00 €/year (including taxes/social security).

An official call detailing deadlines and procedures will be soon available. Potential applicants are meanwhile invited to submit a preapplication/motivation letter, together with a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and eventual names for references, at their earliest convenience and possibly not later than February 28th 2018, to farmacologia.medica@uninsubria.it. E-mail submissions must include the subject “Post Doc position”.

References
Cosentino M, Kustrimovic N, Marino F. β2-Adrenergic Agonists for Parkinson’s Disease: Repurposing Drugs at the Crossroad of the Brain and the Immune System. BrainImmune - Trends in Neuroendocrine Immunology (online), 2 december 2017.
Kustrimovic N, Rasini E, Legnaro M, Bombelli R, Aleksic I, Blandini F, Comi C, Mauri M, Minafra B, Riboldazzi G, Sanchez-Guajardo V, Marino F, Cosentino M. Dopaminergic Receptors on CD4+ T Naive andMemory Lymphocytes Correlate with Motor Impairment in Patients with Parkinson'sDisease. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 22;6:33738.
Marino F, Cosentino M. Multiple sclerosis:Repurposing dopaminergic drugs for MS--the evidence mounts. Nat Rev Neurol. 2016 Apr;12(4):191-2.

 

mercoledì 18 ottobre 2017

La ricerca scientifica sulla Malattia di Parkinson a Varese - Risultati e prospettive

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lunedì 21 dicembre 2015

SECOND INSUBRIA AUTUMN SCHOOL ON NEUROIMMUNE PHARMACOLOGY - Editorial & Abstract Book

Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
The Second Insubria Autumn School on Neuroimmune Pharmacology was held at the University of Insubria in Varese (Italy) in November 16th–20th 2015, under the auspices of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology, the Italian Society of Pharmacology, and the Italian Association for Neuroimmunology. The School was dedicated to the repurposing of established drugs for novel indications, considering the enormous opportunities for drug repositioning provided by the prominent innovative and interdisciplinary approaches peculiar to neuroimmune pharmacology. More than 40 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from 12 european universities, research institutes and hospitals attended the School, and lectures were given by 20 internationally acknowledged experts in the fields of basic and clinical neurosciences, immunology, and pharmacology. A poster session provided young researchers the opportunity to present their results, and the best poster was given the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology Young Investigator Award.
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Access the Guest Commentary on JNIP - http://goo.gl/qCeJcJ
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Download the Guest Commnetary & the Abstract Book - https://goo.gl/2h8rKJ
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giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

SECOND INSUBRIA AUTUMN SCHOOL ON NEUROIMMUNE PHARMACOLOGY - Program of the School & Abstract Book

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Extended deadline for registration:
November 6th 2015

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION GRANTS
A limited number of travel & accommodation grants will be available to eligible participants. Eligibility criteria will be: (i) less than 38-year old; (ii) non-tenured; (iii) submission of one or more abstracts; (iv) submission of a motivated letter of application together with the registration form. The grant will consist of a contribution of up to 125,00 Euro (up to 250,00 Euro for participants coming from outside of Italy). Travel refund will be assigned upon presentation of tickets and bills.

Please send a completed Registration Form at the latest by 6th November 2015 to:
Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology
University of Insubria, Varese - Italy
Tel.: +39 0332 217401 - Fax: +39 0332 217409
E-mail: farmacologia.medica@uninsubria.it

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Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Young Investigator Award

The Scientific Committee of the School will award the best poster with the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology Young Investigator Award, established thanks to a generous grant from JNIP.
The prize (equivalent to 500 Euro) will be awarded on the condition that the selected poster will be submitted to the JNIP as full paper within 12 months, and it will be transferred upon acceptance of the manuscripts.
In case of failure to submit a manuscript in due time, or in case of rejection, the prize will be transferred to the second (or eventually to the third) poster in the standings, on the same conditions.

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