PhD position starting Sept 1st in the laboratories of Karl Farrow (NERF) and Lieve Moons (Dept. Biology KU Leuven). Candidates are expected to have a degree in life sciences, physical sciences or engineering, with a strong interest in neurogenerative diseases and recovery.
Prior experience in imaging, histology, molecular biology or computer science is an advantage. Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, CV and the contact information of 2-3 references to Karl Farrow and Lieve Moons.
This project aims to determine if the if we can take advantage of the antagonistic interplay between dendritic and axon growth to develop a strategy to better promote axonal growth in experimental models of neurodegeneration in the eye.
This will involve characterizing the cell type dependency of this interplay; assessing the role of mitochondrial dynamics and the validation of potential molecules that enhances axonal growth in mice. The work will combine quantitative anatomy with ex-vivo and in-vivo imaging in mouse retinas using two-photon microscopy.
Group leader - NERF - imec, VIB and KU Leuven
Assistant Professor, Dept. Biology, KU Leuven
NERF - Kapeldreef 75 - B-3001 Leuven - Belgium
Phone: +32 16 28 1827
www.nerf.be / www.farrowlab.com
Prof. Dr. Lieve Moons
Neural Circuit Development and Regeneration Research Group
Department of Biology, KU Leuven
Zoological Institute, Naamsestraat 61, bus 2464, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Phone: 32-16-32 39 91