Research Training Group
genes, environment, inflammation
Within this Research Training Group we will study the environmental influences responsible for the development of complex, chronic diseases. Moreover, we will systematically examine the previously understudied interplay between the (micro)-environment and predisposing genetic factors...
The scientists in the Research Training Group (RTG) want to find out
- how the non-genetical schemes in the cell change during the development of chronic inflammatory diseases;
- how diet influences the development of inflammatory diseases;
- new statistical and bioinformatical ways to express research results.
a team of young and innovative scientists who are experts in the fields of:
- molecular biology
- human genetics
The purpose of the structured doctoral student programme is to:
- enable young scientists to obtain their doctoral degree within three years;
- qualify doctoral students for postdoctoral work;
- impart interdisciplinary knowledge;
- promote postgraduate students' transferrable skills.
27.01.2020 – 15.02.2020
In terms of a mandatory labvisit as a member of the RTG 1743 I started the organization of my labvisit in November 2019. We have had visiting scientists from Curitiba, Brazil in 2019 and the years before, so I had a connection to the University in Curitiba, where a friend recommended me to Marcio Rodrigues from the Fiocruz Institute of Parana-Curitiba. He is working on fungal extracellular vesicles and fungal culture and microscopy and I found that very interesting with regard to an addition to my thesis topic “QTL mapping of intestinal mycobiota with functional validation”. The contact with Marcio went via E-mail and was very informative and easy and he accepted my request straight away, as to the institute also benefits from visiting scientists from abroad. Marcio is a senior investigator in fungal infections as well as the coordinator of the Graduate Program of Biosciences and Biotechnology and he happily received me on my first working day in Curitiba and introduced me to the institute, his laboratory and the colleagues. All were very friendly and young scientists, ranging from undergraduates to postdocs as well as laboratory staff members.
The group of Marcio is working on the detection and analysis of fungal extracellular vesicles (EVs) in fungal infections. They use a Cryptococcus sp. model, where they culture fungi, microscopically examine them and perform isolation of EVs, fungal DNA and RNA as well as miRNA isolation from...