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Study opportunities

Available projects:

  1. Modeling Parkinson’s disease processes in human neurons and cell lines and characterizing involved signaling pathways
  2. Studying alpha-synuclein aggregates in cell and animal models and in human brain tissue using novel proximity ligation assay techniques

Lab background:
Our group want to understand how neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and multiple systems atrophy develop, progress, and elicit their many symptoms. We centre our studies on how the protein alpha-synuclein contributes to these processes because the spread of alpha-synuclein aggregate-pathology in the tissue plays a central role for these diseases.

Cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, ELISA measurements, RNA analysis, immunofluorescense cyto and -histochemistry, proximity ligation assays, quantitative image analyses.

The successful applicant is:
A curious and successful bachelor in biomedicine, molecular biology, biology, chemistry or related studies. Medical students can also apply, e.g. for research year projects.

Please contact Group Leader Poul Henning Jensen directly, if interested.