Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Amsterdam/Netherlands

20 March 2020

Ph.D. Student in Amsterdam/Netherlands

Job ID
26911
Place
Amsterdam/Netherlands

Description

Electrical activity in the brain is the basis of all our thoughts and actions. It is caused by movement of ions between intracellular and extracellular compartments, and therefore crucially depends on maintaining a correct distribution of these ions. Astrocytes are central to this process. Their dysfunction leads to chronic white matter swelling in a group of neurological diseases. In this PhD project, which is part of a ZonMW Vidi project, we focus on the white matter disease ‘Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts’ (MLC). We will study the molecular pathways that are disrupted in MLC, and how this leads to disturbed astrocyte physiology. For this, we will use a combination of molecular biology and electrophysiology in different cellular models (primary astrocytes, patient cells, mouse models).

For more information about the position, and to apply, follow this link:

https://www.werkenbijvumc.nl/vacatures/phd-student-cellular-and-molecular-neurophysiology/

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Job Information

Closing date:
2020-03-29
Contract length:
4 years
Institution:
VU University Medical Center
Department:
Department of Childhood Neurology

Contact Information

Rogier Min
Department of Child Neurology (Amsterdam UMC) &
Department of Integrative Neurophysiology (VU University)
WN building A043 | De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam

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