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Study of the role of miRNAs in memory formation

University of Zurich

1 or 2 semesters

Project description

Controlled gene expression and the synthesis of new proteins are essential for the formation of long-term memory. The project studies the epigenetic mechanisms involving non-coding RNAs that regulate these processes. The main goal of the project is to determine the epigentic basis of the mechanisms of memory. This project is offered by the Unitversity of Zurich / ETHZ.

The project is available in the Fall and Spring semester.

The project takes 2 semesters, however, up on mutual agreement, it is possible to extend the research period.

Pre requisites

  • The project requires good knowledge in neurobiology and genetics/epigenetics and some methodological know-how in molecular biology, and when possible behavior.

Faculty Department

Lab of Neuroepigenetics/Brain Research Institute. The Brain Research Institute is an outstanding research institute in Europe with scientific excellence, high track record, and international visibility. The lab of Neuroepigenetics is  part of the two best universities in Switzerland, the University Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. It is fully embedded in the Neuroscience Center Zürich, the largest and most prominent neuroscience center in Switzerland. The research and teaching environment of the institute is unique and based on a long tradition of scientific expertise and forefront research in the field of systems neurosciences, neuroepigenetics, developmental biology and neurophysiology.

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