Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Trondheim/Norway

08 August 2019

Ph.D. Student in Trondheim/Norway

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PhD position in molecular-genetic systems neuroscience position available at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU, Trondheim Norway from October 1, 2019. The position is financed by the MH faculty as part of a Norway-Japan exchange grant Japan And Norway United in Brain Education and Therapeutics (JANUBET) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The work place will be Trondheim.
The project will involve further research into a recently developed new method to identify, observe and manipulate the activity of neurons in situ. The method, dubbed “Enhancer-Dependent Gene Expression” (EDGE) has led to the development of viral vectors with a high degree of specificity for particular neuronal cell types. The collaborative project, together with researchers in Japan, at Kyoto University and Tohoku University in Sendai, aims to make use of this approach to develop viral tools specific to cell types thought to be involved in brain disorders to model and eventually treat them. In Trondheim we aim to do the basic research on this new technology, whereas an eventual transfer to clinical applications will depend on experimental work performed by our colleagues in Japan.
Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Cliff Kentros (

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three years
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

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Menno Witter
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, NTNU. Postboks 8905, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
+47 73598249

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