Thesis supervisor: Ervin Welker
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Institute of Biochemistry, BRC Abbreviation of location of studies: SZBK
Description of the research topic:
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE-s) are fatal neurodegenerative disorders of which primary symptoms usually include progressive dementia and ataxia, associated with spongiform degeneration of the brain and accumulation of an abnormal protease-resistant form of the prion protein (PrPres) in the central nervous system. Our aim is to discern how the formation of this abnormal form is associated with the neuronal cell death that is evident in this disease.
Required language skills: English Number of students who can be accepted: 1