ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.
We are a young group dedicated to the study of arrhythmias in the heart, with a special focus on development of gene therapy for the treatment of inherited cardiac diseases that lead to sudden cardiac death. We study cardiac electrical properties in knock in mice showing a phenotype similar to that of patients, we use state of the art technology to assess calcium imaging in healthy and diseased cells. We are also studying induced pluripotent stem cells-derived myocytes from human samples of affected individuals and we use super resolution microscopy to dissect at nanoscopic level protein abnormalities.
We seek enthusiastic, highly motivated students who want to join our research team and help to unravel the pathophysiological mechanisms of genetically determined intracellular calcium handling abnormalities that lead to lethal cardiac arrhythmias.
The applicant should have a Master degree in biology, biochemistry, or molecular medicine. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in standard and advanced molecular biology approaches and confocal imaging. The job is particularly suited for a young scientist with an interest to learn advanced imaging techniques such as super resolution microscopy. Some bio-Informatics skills will be regarded as a plus in the assessment of candidates.
CONTACT: Prof. Silvia Priori