Mitochondria are vital organelles. In the Ventura-Lab, the scientists primarily exploit the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism to investigate the role of mitochondrial stress responses (MSR) in neuropathologies and ageing (Schiavi et al., Curr Biol, 2015; Torgovnick et al., EMBO Reports, 2018; Maglioni et al., Nat Commun, 2022).
In this hypothesis driven project you will specifically investigate how mild mitochondrial stress protects animals against aging and neurodegenerative disease (i.e. Alzheimer) based on mechanisms suggested by our recent unbiased multi-OMICS results, with a special focus on redox- and lipid-regulatory processes.
The position has to be filled preferably by June 1st 2023 (flexible).
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