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  • am 27.07.2015 17:29
    von davidteis
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    Master thesis project in the Division of Cell Biology, Teis-Lab, Biocenter, Medical University of Innsbruck.

    Molecular Mechanism of starvation induced endocytosis

    Growth factor receptors and nutrient transporters in the plasma membrane (PM) of eukaryotic cells play a critical role in cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Their selective ubiquitin dependent removal from the PM helps cells to properly adapt to changes in the extracellular environment. The molecular mechanisms underlying the endocytosis of activated growth factor receptors are well understood. In contrast, little is know how cells control and regulate the abundance of nutrient transporters. Our recent results shown, that nutrient limitation induces selective endocytosis and degradation of many different nutrient transporters. This starvation-induced endocytosis of nutrient transporters together with autophagy is required for cell survival during nutrient limitation (Müller, Schmidt et al. eLife 2015). Our finding implicate new regulatory mechanisms for endocytosis and we have identified the first key molecules that are required for this process.
    In this Master-thesis project, you will work in a team that aims to understand the molecular mechanism driving starvation-induced endocytosis.
    To do so, you will learn how to use live cell imaging imaging and biochemical approaches in combination with genetic approaches in yeast. The goal of this master-thesis project is to define the mechanistic concept in which cellular starvation program communication with the endocytic machinery and thereby survive nutrient limitation. The results obtained could have general implications on our understanding of how cells cope with nutrient stresses, and will unravel mechanisms likely to be of prime importance in many pathologies, including metabolic diseases and cancer.

    Requirements: high level of motivation to solve basic cell biological problems

    Start: the sooner the better

    If you are interested please contact: david.teis@i-med.ac.at
  • am 06.07.2015 12:52
    von samanthacn
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    Master project: The role of nanoscale ligand density and spacing on macrophage functions

    Project background
    Nanotopography and cell adhesion have been shown to influence cell fate and inflammatory response of monocyte/macrophages. (Ferraz, Hong et al. 2010) Macrophages play a crucial role in the host response to biomaterials. By using the Block copolymer micelle nanolithography (BCMN), substrates with precise posi-tioning of nano-gold particles immobilized with functional motif (e.g. RGD, a tri-peptide which present on a variety of adhesive extracellular matrix (ECM) that mediates cell attachment) in various patterns and dis-tances can be produced. (Arnold, Hirschfeld-Warneken et al. 2008) This allows the investigation of the molecular interactions of macrophages on substrates with nano-scale distribution of cell adhesion integrin. The knowledge will play a significant role in biomaterials implant development and will contribute to design strategies for controlling specific biological functions and modulate the host inflammatory response to the implanted materials.

    The project aims to determine how nano-topography and integrin pattern influences macrophage focal adhesion and the sequential signal-transduction that control macrophage functions. This is a multi-disciplinary project that the student is expected to learn how to prepare RGD-linked nanogold substrate by BCMN in Max-Planck institute for intelligent system, Stuttgart. The morphology and behavior of macrophages on these substrates will be analyzed by confocal microscopy and subsequent image analysis, and the functional activities of the macrophages will be evaluated by real-time RT-PCR and ELISA for their RNA and protein synthesis.

    We are searching for a master student with a background on biomedical science, biomedical engineering, material science or related discipline to join our interdisciplinary team. The project duration is six months with an initial training period in Max Planck Institute for Intelligent System, Stuttgart, Germany. (http://www.is.mpg.de/spatz) The evaluation by cell culture methods will be performed in EMPA, St Gallen. To apply and for more information, please contact the project supervisor Dr. Samantha Chan (Samantha.chan@empa.ch) or Dr. Katharina Maniura (Katharina.maniura@empa.ch) or Prof. Joachim Spatz (spatz@is.mpg.de). Accomodation and a monthly stipend will be provided.

    EMPA Laboratory for Biointerfaces
    Empa is the interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology devel-opment of the ETH Domain. Our laboratory is active in research and development of biomaterials and bio-molecules for medical and industrial relevant applications.
    Max-Planck institute for intelligent systems Department of new materials and biosystems
    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems explores fundamental and applied research topics in the area of biomaterials, biophysics and biomedicine. Its focus is novel functions and phenomena based on the self-organization of molecules, proteins, nanoparticles, bacteria, and cells as well as their chemical and physical manipulation.

    References for further reading
    Arnold, M., V. C. Hirschfeld-Warneken, T. Lohmuller, P. Heil, J. Blummel, E. A. Cavalcanti-Adam, M. Lopez-Garcia, P. Walther, H. Kessler, B. Geiger and J. P. Spatz (2008). "Induction of cell polarization and migration by a gradient of nanoscale variations in adhesive ligand spacing." Nano Lett 8(7): 2063-2069.
    Ferraz, N., J. Hong, M. Santin and M. Karlsson Ott (2010). "Nanoporosity of alumina surfaces induces different patterns of activation in adhering monocytes/macrophages." Int J Biomater 2010: 402715.

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  • am 05.07.2015 14:12
    von NickL
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    The Department of Forest Genetics at the Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW) in Vienna (Austria) is inviting applications for a PhD Position to study the genetic variation of disease resistance of common ash against the cause of the European-wide ash dieback, the pathogen Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus. The PhD candidate will use quantitative- and molecular-genetic approaches to identify disease resistant genotypes, to understand the geographical pattern of resistance, and to select genotypes for breeding programmes. The PhD will work in a joint project between the BFW and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Department of Forest Entomology, Forest pathology and Forest Protection).

    We look for a highly enthusiastic PhD student with interest in molecular and quantitative genetics, forest pathology and tree breeding, preferably with previous experience in any of these research areas. A high level of self-organization skill is expected. All our projects are highly integrative and require willingness to embrace multiple disciplines within the domain of forest genetics.

    - Master in Forestry, Forest or Plant Pathology, Biology, Nature conservation or related sciences
    - Fluent spoken and written English
    - Basic knowledge of German
    - Driving licence
    - Ability and willingness for field and nursery work

    The PhD contract is for 4 years (30 h/week) and enables the attendance of PhD courses at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.

    We offer an inspiring research environment, including state-of-the art research facilities, extensive supervision and an exciting project with high relevance for nature conservation and forest management.

    The Department of Forest Genetics is located in the heart of Vienna, close to Schoenbrunn castle. We are concerned with the analysis of genetic information about forest trees and other organisms living in the forest and the dynamics of genetic processes in forest stands. Environmental stress and forest management issues are also considered. Activities are based on genome research, population genetics and provenance research (gene ecology). The aim is to translate genetic knowledge into measures for biodiversity enhancement, genetically sustainable management of forests, protection and management of genetic resources and promotion of the adaptability and survival of complex forest ecosystems. In addition, the department deals with breeding possibilities to increase the productivity and yield of tree species from plantations. Research projects are often conducted in close cooperation with other departments, universities, and forest enterprises in Austria and abroad.

    How to apply: Send a single pdf including a letter of motivation, a CV with University grades, the names and addresses of two referees, a short page research vision and, if available, copies of research papers or the Master thesis.

    Univ.Prof Dr. Dr. Thomas GEBUREK (institut2@bfw.gv.at)
    Department of Forest Genetics

    Federal Research and Training Centre for Forest, Natural Hazards andLandscape
    A-1140 Vienna, Hauptstr. 7

    The position is available from August 2015 and open until filled.
  • am 04.07.2015 09:36
    von VeHu
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    DIPLOMARBEITS-THEMA ZU VERGEBEN! Im Rahmen von dem Projekt "Biodivercity" in Innsbruck, sucht die Uni noch eine(n) engagierten Bio- Lehramtler(in), die ab Anfang August (bis ca. Ende Sept.) die Biodivercity- Flächen in Innsbruck (Franziskanerplatz, Landesmuseum, Hofgarten und Oberlandesgericht) beprobt. Bei Interesse oder Fragen meldet euch bitte bei mir (V.Huter@student.uibk.ac.at). Liebe Grüße, Verena
  • am 01.07.2015 16:36
    von FTs
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    Ph.D. Position: HDL Funktion und Reverser Cholesterintransport (ab Herbst 2015)

    • Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin I, Gentherapielabor, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck (Arbeitsgruppe Reverser Cholesterin Transport, Andreas Ritsch)

    • Thema: Das beantragte Projekt basiert auf einem gänzlich neuem Tiermodel, dem Apolipoprotein E Knockout Kaninchen. Geplante Arbeiten beginnen mit der Charakterisierung diese Modells (Lipoproteinparameter, Expression und Aktivität beteiligter Proteine einschließlich CETP, PLTP, Lipoproteinlipase, LDL-Rezeptor, SR-BI und ABCA1). Weiters werden wir den Einfluss verschiedener Diäten auf den Lipidstatus und die Entstehung der Atherosklerose in diesem Kaninchenmodell analysieren. Im letzten Abschnitt werden wir noch verschiedene Parameter der HDL Funktion untersuchen. Dazu gehören der Einfluss auf den reversen Cholesterintransport und auf die Endothelfunktion, sowie antioxidative und antiinflammatorische Eigenschaften. Die Ergebnisse der Studien in diesem Tiermodell mit hoher Relevanz für die Situation beim Menschen ermöglichen einen neuen Ausgangspunkt für die Entwicklung neuer Strategien zur Prävention und Therapie von kardiovaskulären Erkrankungen beim Menschen.

    • Funding: laufendes FWF-Projekt, volle Ph.D: Stelle für die gesamte geplante Dauer von 3 Jahren.

    • Kontakt: : Andreas Ritsch, mobile: 0650-2838830, email: andreas.ritsch@i-med.ac.at

    • Weitere Informationen: https://www.i-med.ac.at/rct/
  • am 23.06.2015 11:58
    von NickL
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    Die Sprechstunden des Studiendekans Prof. Paul Illmer werden noch bis zum 6.7. wöchentlich, wie gewohnt Montags ab 13:00 statt finden.
    Dann wird es am 27. 7. nocheinmal eine Sprechstunde geben und
    ab dem 21. 9. finden die Sprechstunden nach der Sommerpause wieder wöchentlich statt.
    (Quelle: Dekanat)
  • Ausschreibung einer Masterarbeit
    im Bereich Molekulare Ökologie von Algen (Cyanobakterien)
    am Forschungsinstitut für Limnologie, Mondsee / Universität Innsbruck

    Genetische Analyse von Verbreitung und Rekombinationen in NRPS/PKS Genclustern innerhalb der Gattung Planktothrix

    Aufgabenstellung und Kontext
    Cyanobakterien sind für die Produktion von toxischen bzw. bioaktiven Peptiden bekannt. Einige dieser Peptide werden über nichtribosomale Peptidsynthese (NRPS), teilweise in Kombination mit Polyketidsyntese (PKS), hergestellt. Deine Aufgabe wäre es mittels PCR die Präsenz/Absenz eines ausgewählten NRPS/PKS Genclusters im Genom (bzw. auf den Plasmiden) unserer Cyanos zu überprüfen und relevante Rekombinationen im Gencluster aufzuzeigen. Die genomische Information gibt uns einen wertvollen Einblick in die Evolution des NPRS Genclusters und erleichtert die Verifizierung der synthetisierten Peptide. siehe auch http://www.uibk.ac.at/limno/research/projects/mobilomics/

    gewünschte Qualifikation
    Naturwissenschaftliches Masterstudium (Biologie, Chemie), geringfügig beschäftigt für 6 Monate (405.-€/Monat) sowie kostenlose Unterkunft im Institutsgebäude für Studenten (http://www.uibk.ac.at/limno/rooms/) der Universität Innsbruck, Start: jederzeit

    Wenn du motiviert bist und Interesse an diesem Thema hast, dann sende uns bitte deine Bewerbung (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf und bisherige Studienleistungen) per e-Mail rainer.kurmayer@uibk.ac.at.

    Für nähere Informationen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung: Elisabeth Holzweber, 0512/507 50211 und Rainer Kurmayer, 0512/507-50242

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  • Hallo,

    wir zeigen am Samstag den 13. Juni ab 19:00 Uhr im Freien Theater Innsbruck (Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 23, 6020 Innsbruck) die Performance Invasive Sounds. Ich denke das könnte für euch interessant sein. Danach finden vom Mittwoch den 17.6 - Freitag den 19.6 ab jeweils 11:00 gratis Workshops zum Thema Invasive Species statt. Alles bei freiem Eintritt.
    Hier folgt der Text:
    Invasive species migrations, a harmful subgroup of nonindigenous species in a specific local environment are leading to new potential diseases, adverse changes in ecosystem services, impoverishment of biodiversity, extinction of indigenous species and consequently devastation of fauna and flora in general. That poses a threat for the highest developed predators and especially humans!
    Discourses on the topic of invasive species take place in a range that varies between pure science objectivity and extreme emotional xenophobia. Perhaps such a natural phenomenon, almost entirely initiated by the Homo sapiens can also be understood as an “accidental experiment” which enables new possibilities of experiencing operation systems in nature.
    From the perspective of social constructivism of normative theorems relating to Nature, human culture is never innocent, we can’t say anything what does not originate from human conceptual apparatus, is intertwined with human needs and desires in short, when talking about nature, we are always talking about (human) culture. [Proctor, 2001]

    DAY 1 / Theoretical part:
    Introduction on the topic
    Meeting invasive plants in our local environment

    DAY 2, DAY 3 / Practical part:
    Research trip in Innsbruck and its nearby surrounding
    Locating invasive plants
    Locating edible ones
    Suggestions on invasive plant gastronomy recipes
    Participants will prepare catering together with the authors

    Mehr Informationen auf www.freiestheater.at