Thesis topic proposal
The role of neuropeptides in the neuroendocrine regulation of adaptive processes.


Institute: University of Szeged
theoretical medicine
Theoretical Medicine Doctoral School

Thesis supervisor: Miklós Jászberényi
Location of studies (in Hungarian): University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathophysiology
Abbreviation of location of studies: PATPH

Description of the research topic:

The evolutionary process evaluated different survival strategies over time. In highly developed vertebrates successful adaptation heavily relies on the resilience of the individual. From rigid, instinct-driven behavioral patterns - through emotions and affections - the developmental process led to cognition dominated and highly specific reponses. Hormones, neurotransmitters and neuromodulators all play an important role in the regulation of these nuroendocrine processes. My experiments focus on endocrine, affective and emotional control, the flexibility of which is provided by neuropeptides. The alteration of the expression of neuropeptides also appears to have crucial impact on the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body's dementia and postraumatic stress disorder.

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

Deadline for application: 2019-12-31

2019. IX. 13.
ODT ülés
Az ODT következő ülésére 2019. november 22-én 10.00 órakor kerül sor a Semmelweis Egyetem Szenátusi termében (Bp. Üllői út 26. I. emelet).

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