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The CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology offers several 3 year PhD scholarships in its structured doctoral programme.
This is a joint initiative of Bielefeld University, the Technical University of Dortmund and the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf. All are located in NRW, the most populous state of Germany with an excellent research and industrial infrastructure.

Doctoral candidates will join top research labs working both on applied and basic research, take part in key qualification courses and yearly retreats, and join a company for a 3-month industrial internship. They will receive a stipend of 1500 EUR per month.
Research projects span the range of industrial biotechnology and are available in the following areas:
Downstream processing

We invite excellent graduates with a M.Sc./M.A. or Diploma in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biochemical or chemical engineering (or related disciplines) to apply. Students who will graduate before 30 Sept 2010 are also encouraged to apply.

Please see our website www.graduatecluster.net for open positions and application instructions. Next application deadline: 06 June, 2010. Projects start 01 Oct, 2010


Tatjana Schwabe
CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology
NRW, Bielefeld, Dortmund, Düsseldorf

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Ilmuwan Inggris sedang meneliti khasiat ekstrak berbahan dasar kunyit yang terdapat dalam makanan kari pedas. Dugaan awal, ekstrak tersebut berpotensi membunuh sel kanker.

Tak main-main, ekstrak itu bekerja pada 24 jam pertama sejak dikonsumsi. Bahan kimia tersebut—curcumin—telah lama diketahui memiliki daya untuk memulihkan tenaga dan telah dites sebagai cara pengobatan radang sendi dan kepikunan.

Meskipun masih dalam skala laboratorium, tes oleh tim dari Cork Cancer Research Centre menunjukkan daya hancur curcumin terhadap sel-sel kanker kerongkongan.

Sejumlah ahli kanker menyebutkan, temuan yang dipublikasikan dalam British Journal of Cancer tersebut dapat membantu para dokter menemukan cara pengobatan di luar model pengobatan sekarang.

Seorang anggota tim peneliti, Dr Sharon McKenna, mengakui bahwa para peneliti telah lama tahu potensi bahan-bahan alami yang menyembuhkan sel-sel yang salah, seperti curcumin.

Para dokter di Inggris berharap pada temuan yang lebih maju untuk mengobati kanker kerongkongan. Setiap tahun sekitar 7.800 orang didiagnosis kanker kerongkongan di Inggris.

Kanker jenis itu masuk enam besar kanker mematikan atau sekitar 5 persen dari angka kematian di Inggris. Dari sudut pandang sumber daya, Indonesia merupakan salah satu negara yang memiliki banyak sekali tanaman herbal berpotensi obat.


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Indonesia memiliki sumber daya manusia yang lebih dari cukup untuk menjadi bangsa yang unggul dan terpandang. Orang-orang dengan kualitas otak prima nomor wahid, talenta kelas dunia dan imaji mereka untuk menjadi Indonesia yang maju dan modern. Sayangnya kita belum punya pemerintah yang peduli terhadap SDM unggul tersebut. Akibatnya, dari hampir 7 juta orang jenius dan berbakat hebat di Indonesia 99.5 % hanya menjadi orang biasa di negeri sendiri. Sisanya adalah para jenius yang berhasil moncer di pentas dunia dan mengabdikan kecerdasannya di negeri asing. Hal ini sangat berbeda dengan Cina dan India.


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In addition to MSc scholarships and bursaries awarded by Kingston University, the Faculty of Engineering has a number of scholarships available for Home/EU and International students.
Who can Apply?

Any student applying for a taught full-time postgraduate MSc course in the Faculty of Engineering with a confirmed offer of a place for the next academic intake (September or January).
Selection Process

Selection is by application only and applicants must:

* Have a good academic record
* Provide a statement of 500 words in support of your application.

Submitting an Application

In order to apply for a scholarship, you are required to fill in and submit a Scholarship Application Form:

* Engineering Scholarship Application Form – International Students (PDF) 32k
* Engineering Scholarship Application Form – Home/EU Students (PDF) 32k

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The University of Camerino –School of Advanced Studies (from here named SAS) is
opening a call for participation to doctoral courses (XXV cycle) in the areas of
scientific research listed below:

1. Architecture and Design
2. Chemical, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology
3. Earth Sciences
4. Information Science and Complex Systems
5. Legal, Political and Social Sciences
6. Life Sciences
7. Physics
8. Veterinary Sciences


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University of Leipzig, Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology
Doctoral Student Position (TV-L 13/2)
Application deadline: not specified

A position for a doctoral student at the University of Leipzig, Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology (Prof. Rudolf Rubsamen) is available in the project
“Development of acoustically evoked and spontaneous pre- and postsynaptic discharge activity in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN) and in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB): An electrophysiological study in mice and Mongolian gerbils.”

This is a joint project with Prof. H. v. Gersdorff (Vollum Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA) funded for three years by a DFG Research Grant.
Electrophysiological in vivo and in vitro recordings shall be performed in second order neurons (AVCN) and third order neurons (MNTB) of the ascending auditory system in mice and Mongolian gerbils between postnatal days 6 and 30. This period includes the time before the onset of acoustically evoked signal processing up to (almost) physiological maturity in central auditory signaling. In both target nuclei, the recordings will enable a differentiation between the presynaptic electrical activity and the postsynaptic activity (EPSP and/or action potential) of the respective principal neurons. The data will allow to scrutinize the postnatal development of (i) spontaneous and (ii) stimulus evoked discharge activity, (iii) changes in the reliability of synaptic transmission and (iv) in the synaptic delay in vivo. Mice are chosen because of possibility to use genetically manipulated specimen and gerbils because of their sensitivity to low sound frequencies, which provides the oppor!
tunity for precise analysis of temporal aspects of signal processing (e.g. phase locking).
The Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology (www.uni-leipzig.de/~neuro), located at the Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, is embedded in a strong neuroscience research community at the University of Leipzig (www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/forschung/pbf/gehirn-kognition-und-sprache.html). Working facilities are excellent, and PhD students will be affiliated with the DFG Research Training Group InterNeuro (www.uni-leipzig.de/~ineuro/). Funding of the PhD project is for 3 years.

The University of Leipzig is an equal opportunity employer encouraging female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply.

Please send application papers only in copy without folder or by e-mail. They will be destroyed after a retention period.

Contact address:
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Rubsamen
Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
University of Leipzig
Talstrasse 33, 04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0)341-9736723
Email: rueb@uni-leipzig.de
Web: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~neuro

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A research position is available for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join the research team of Dr. Brenda Gerull at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute (http://www.libin.ucalgary.ca) at the University of Calgary,Canada.
Our new laboratory is interested in molecular and genetic mechanisms of ‘Familial forms of heart failure’ in particular in the pathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) using a combination of biochemical, genetic (human and mouse) and cell biological approaches. The project is focused on the role of cell-cell junctions in the pathogenesis of ARVC using mouse models employing transgenic techniques and primary cell culture experiments. Our main focus is to define the adhesive and signaling contributions of different mutated desmosomal proteins in maintenance of cardiac cells and tissue.
The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Molecular biology (or equivalent), ideally with a cardiovascular background and strong experience in molecular and cellular techniques as well as human and mouse genetics. Applicants will expect to have demonstrated an excellent academic and publication record. The ability to work both independently and as a team member and excellent communication skills will be an advantage. The successful candidate has to be enthusiastic to bring his/her own ideas and support in establishing a new laboratory.
The position is available immediately and supported by a grant of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. The term of employment will be three years with continuation dependent on the candidate obtaining funding.We offer a stimulating environment in a young research group.Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports with a number of major mountain resorts near the city.

Applicants should forward a letter of interest, an updated CV and names of three references to Dr. Brenda Gerull. E-Mail: bgerull@ucalgary.ca or b.gerull@mdc-berlin.de

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