Thesis topic proposal
Conformational diseases; study of the role of cellular prion proteins


Institute: University of Szeged
theoretical medicine
Graduate School of Multidisciplinar Medical Scienses

Thesis supervisor: Elfrieda Fodor
Location of studies (in Hungarian): MTA SZBK Biokémiai Intézet
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZBK

Description of the research topic:

Transmissible Spongiform Enchephalopaties (TSE-s) or prion diseases are known to be caused by the misfolding and accumulation of the altered form of a native protein called prion, in the brain. However, it is not yet clear what functions the prion, and the recently discovered other prion-family proteins have in a healthy organism. The research plan focuses on elucidating the possible cellular functions and interrelation of the prion family proteins.

Required language skills: English
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2017-07-31

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