NEUROtransmitter TRANSporters: From single molecules to human pathologies

 

Calls for two positions are currently open!

 

NeuroTrans is a European Training Network (ETN) from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (MSCA ITN) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework.

An ETN is a structured international PhD training environment. Building on the PhD programmes of the involved Universities, NeuroTrans will establish an international training programme by forming a highly interdisciplinary team of world-leading European researchers from 9 Universities and 5 industry partners.

Training will include most important subdisciplines in quantitative biology, including molecular modelling, computer simulations, biophysics, biochemistry, neurobiology, molecular and structural biology. The vision of NeuroTrans is

  • to reach an improved understanding of neurotransmitter: sodium symporter (NSS) function reaching from the molecular level to human pathologies,
  • to investigate how psychoactive substances target these transporters,
  • to elucidate how disruption of transporter function contributes to neuropsychiatric disease pathobiology.

NeuroTrans makes use of cutting-edge methods to reach this goal, but also develops enabling techniques in biophysics, molecular and structural biology. Especially the industrial partners will establish novel devices for detection in live cells.

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