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Acute oxygen sensing and oxygen tolerance in C. elegans

Project description

Molecular insight into oxygen sensing

Oxygen is an indispensable element of life especially for humans, where its lack can cause irreversible neurological damage in the brain. However, different animal species have evolved to adapt to and tolerate low oxygen levels in the environment. How is this tolerance mediated at the molecular level? The EU-funded OXYGEN SENSING project will use the round worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism to investigate the mechanisms underlying acute oxygen sensing. The goal is to identify the factors that protect animals and allow them to survive low oxygen exposure. Results may pave the way towards novel interventions for the treatment of hypoxia consequences.

Host institution

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 485 000,00
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 485 000,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 485 000,00
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

See on map

Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 485 000,00