International Training Course

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Mon Feb 6 03:53:38 EST 1995


XXIII. INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE
on Selected Topics of Modern Biology

Biological Research Center
Szeged, Hungary
(October 1, 1995 - August 31, 1996)


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

OUTLINE:

Since 1972, the International Training Course (ITC) has been
organized yearly in Szeged, the Biological Research Center
(BRC). Since the foundation of BRC most ITC fellows arrive
from Central and East European countries, but we also had
ITC fellows from Ireland, India, The Philippines, Australia
and China.

ITC is dedicate to the exchange of knowledge and to the
improvement of personal relations among young researchers.
Besides providing the ITC fellows high level science
education in English, the intense international activities
in BRC laboratories may also offer an opportunity for ITC
fellows to establish personal contacts with other foreign
researchers.

ITC fellows will work in selected BRC laboratories on their
own research projects under the guidance of BRC staff
members for 11 months. Beside their research in the host
laboratories ITC fellows will attend lectures and practical
demonstrations on selected topics of modern biology:
biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and plant biology. The
lectures of this study course will be held by invited
speakers and BRC senior researchers. Practical
demonstrations will be organized in BRC laboratories.


APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should hold a university degree (M.Sc., B.Sc. or
equivalent) in natural sciences and they should have an
appropriate background in biology, chemistry, physics and
mathematics. The language of the course is English.
Therefore, proficiency both verbal and written English is
essential and should be appropriately documented in the
application.
BRC will provide accommodation in the ITC guest house and
receive monthly scholarship

Applications should be sent on a special application form
and reach Szeged by April 15, 1995.


TOPICS:

1., Regulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase expression.

2., Investigation of ion-pumping membrane-proteins by
biophysical methods.

3., Sequence specificity of type II restriction
endonucleases and modification methyltransferases.

4., Structural-functional studies of opioid (morphine)
receptors and their ligands.

5., Transcriptional regulation of cartilage-specific genes.

6., Functional analysis of extracellular matrix proteins.

7., Studies on the molecular mechanisms underlying
developmental and tissue specific expression of the genes
coding for the GABA synthetic enzyme, glutamic acid
decarboxylase.

8., Damaging effects of ultraviolet-B light on plant
photosynthesis.

9., Cellular genome interactions in higher plants.

10., T-DNA insertion mutagenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.

11., Use of regulatory genes in the improvement of osmotic
stress resistance

12., Synthesis and radioactive labelling of new opioid
peptides.

13., Genetic mapping on Medicago; map based cloning of
symbiotic nitrogen fixation genes in Medicago.

14., Examination of apoptosis induced by stress and
cytotoxic drugs in hepatoma cells.

15., Role of macrodomain organization of  LHCII in
photosynthetic energy conversion and regulation in
chloroplasts.

16., Spectroscopic and functional properties of psi-type
aggregates. LHCII as model system.

17., Chlororespiration.

18., Enzymes from hyperthermophilic microorganisms.

19., Biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology of
hydrogenases

20., Biotechnology with methanotroph bacteria.

21., Biotechnological denitrification of industrial waste
waters and drinking water.

22., Regulation of cell cycle in cultured plant cells during
differentiation and somatic embryogenesis.



FURTHER INFORMATION, detailed description of research topics
and application forms:

Dr. Eva Hideg
ITC Director
Biological Research Center,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
H-6701 Szeged, P.O.Box 521
Hungary
fax: 36-62-433-434
E-mail: H7503Hid at ella.hu





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