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Study of the role of miRNAs in memory formation

University of Zurich

1 or 2 semesters

Epigenetic inheritance is an alternative mode of heredity that allows an individual’s features or traits resulting from life experiences or environmental exposure to be passed to subsequent generations. This form of heredity has been described in many species including mammals but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. 

Project description

Epigenetic inheritance is an alternative mode of heredity that allows an individual’s features or traits resulting from life experiences or environmental exposure to be passed to subsequent generations. This form of heredity has been described in many species including mammals but the underlying mechanisms are not understood.

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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