PhD Student Position in Neuroimmunology/Brain Barriers Research
at the Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern
In the group of Prof. Britta Engelhardt, there is an opening for a qualified and highly motivated student to pursue a PhD thesis in the field of neuroimmunology
The NEURON (Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research) funded collaborative project entitled DeCoDis (Deciphering Cellular and Acellular Barrier Dysfunction in Cerebrovascular Diseases) will focus on exploring the contribution of vascular, meningeal and glial brain barriers to inflammation in a mouse model of stroke. The overall goal will be to understand the potential of therapeutic stabilization of brain barriers in cerebrovascular diseases.
The project is embedded in the collaborative effort of DeCoDis, which brings together unique expertise in cellular and acellular barriers of the brain and neuroinflammation (Lydia Sorokin, University of Münster, Germany; Britta Engelhardt, University of Bern, Switzerland), bioengineering and imaging of CSF flow (Steven Proulx, University of Bern, Switzerland), human stroke (Karin Gertz, Charité- University Clinic Berlin, Germany) and an early stage researcher specialized in dynamic imaging of resident versus infiltrating myeloid populations in and around the brain (Rejane Rua, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, France).
Prof. Britta Engelhardt, Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern, Freiestrasse. 1, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland. E-Mail: email@example.com, Homepage: www.tki.unibe.ch