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Specific immune defense of humans and animals

Specific immune defense of humans and animals

Objective

Postgraduate and PhD students ( veterinarians, molecular biologists and immunologists) are invited to apply for a 10 - 12 months research fellowship in Immunology. The fellowship is on cellular immunology and animal or human diseases (and experimental models). It contains theoretical courses on immunology, vaccines and immunogenetics, attendance of seminars on immunology and participation in the current research programs of the department and in house training in all technologies of cellular and molecular immunology. These technologies comprise: T cell culture and cloning, T cell proliferation and cytolysis assays, in vivo animal experimentation (rat and mouse ), FACS analysis and sorting, intracellular cytokine stainings, PCR cloning, peptide synthesis, analysis of antigen specific T cells with MHC-peptide multimers, production of hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies, protein expression and purification, MHC typing. The research performed will be in one of the following areas:
a. The T lymphocyte as the regulator of the immune response (vaccines and immunotherapies of infection, cancer and autoimmune diseases);
b. Identification and functional characterization of MHC molecules and other membrane molecules in the immune response;
c. Immunopathogenesis and immuno modulation of various diseases in cattle, horses and companion animals. All activities in the department are English spoken. The application with the curriculum vitae, main fields of scientific interest, technical abilities and reason for the application and a letter of support from the Department Director has to be sent to Prof. Dr. W. van Eden or Dr. V.P.M.G. Rutten, Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Division of Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 1, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands (e-mail: w.eden@vet.uu.nl).

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Coordinator

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Address

Yalelaan 1
3584 Cl Utrecht

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Gom A. VAN STRIEN

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPMT-CT-2001-00388

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 240 000

  • EU contribution

    € 240 000

Coordinated by:

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands