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University of Luxembourg PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience

Using cell and molecular biology approaches, the objective of the team is to gain further insight into the pathophysiological events taking place during the onset and chronification of inflammatory reactions in the CNS during neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. In the injured CNS, astrocytes appear as a key component of reactive gliosis, which is a major impediment for regeneration. The reactive gliosis seems to reexpress some of the processes observed during the development. The Notch signalling pathway is a mechanism implicated in many of these developmental processes, one of them is the control of the astrocytes differentiation. The aim of this project is to understand the implication of the Notch pathway in the adult CNS, especially during diseases with inflammatory and neurodegenerative components.

Deadline : 30 June 2010


  • Prepare a PhD in Life Sciences
  • Contribute to the teaching activities of the Faculty


  • Master (300 ECTS credit points) (Bac+5 or equivalent) in Life Sciences (Biology)
  • Strong background in molecular biology and neuroscience.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, French and/or German


  • a well-equipped laboratory with up to date techniques
  • a competitive remuneration

For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Eleonora Morga

Email: eleonora.morga

Junior assistant (PhD student) in Life Sciences (assistant-position)

  • 2-year contract, renewable once (starting October 2010)
  • Student AND employee contract
  • Reference: F1-040003

Office: Campus Limpertsberg, BS 3.16
Tel: +352 46 66 44 6375
Fax: +352.46 66 44 6371

Interested candidates are asked to send their full application (letter of motivation, detailed CV, copies of diploma, photo) until June 30th, 2010.

University of Luxembourg, FSTC/LSRU/LNB
162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg 

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