Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BRC Research Fellowships for International Students in Hungary



The Biological Research Centre (BRC) at Szeged is pleased to offer fellowships to conduct selected research programs in contemporary biology under the supervision of research staff of the BRC. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
The Biological Research Centre (BRC), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged is an outstanding institution of the internationally acknowledged Hungarian biological research. The Biological Research Centre was founded in 1971. The 4 institutes of BRC – the Institutes of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Genetics and Plant Biology – employ about 260 scientists whose work is hallmarked by high
ly appreciated international scientific publications and patents.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
Study Subject: The contact (email) address of each of the research projects is specified in the program details.
  • Molecular basis of the blood-brain barrier function under inflammatory conditions
  • Role of the blood-brain barrier in brain metastasis formation
  • Characterization of a putative tumour suppressor cytochrome b561 protein
  • Biochemical and functional characterization of pp2a-like protein phosphatases in fruit flies
  • Studying bacterial populations in microfluidic devices
  • Mapping interactions among DNA damage tolerance proteins
  • Monitoring crisper/cas9-based genome editing in plants using advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques
  • Mechanisms of toxic effects of silver nanoparticles in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic bacteria
  • Identification of singlet oxygen-responsive genes in the cyanobacterium synechosystis sp. pcc 6803
  • The effect of chloramphenicol on psi photoinhibition and the production of superoxide in isolated spinach thylakoid membranes
  • Nano-mechanical aspects of brain metastasis formation
  • Analysis of autophagy – roles and mechanisms
  • Targeted cell membrane delivery of semisynthetic lipoproteins
  • A molecular modelling approach to folding and assembly of membrane proteins
  • Identification and characterization of the players of carcinogenesis and mutagenesis
  • The structural mechanism of activation of g protein-coupled receptors
  • An anionic lipid effect on proliferation and differentiation of cyanobacterial cell
  • Control of the excitation energy flow in reconstituted model photosynthetic membranes
  • Characterization of stress regulatory genes from extremophile plants
  • Regulation of proline metabolism in arabidopsis: on the crossroad of different signalling pathways
  • Role of membrane composition in photosynthetic performance under changing environmental conditions
  • Combined mammalian artificial chromosome and stem cell therapies
Scholarship Award: ITC fellows will receive a monthly stipend from the BRC at the beginning of each month. This amount is about 70-75% of the income of a PhD student in Hungary, however, considering the provided free accommodation, or the contribution to the accommodation fee, will cover modest living expenses for one person in Szeged.
  • BRC does not provide travel support. ITC fellows will have to cover the travel expenses of a round trip between their hometown and Szeged/Hungary including all associated costs such as the fee for the visa if needed. ITC fellows are expected to return to their home country after completing the ITC training.
Number of Scholarships: Limited numbers of fellowships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Hungary
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
(i) Applicants should be under 30 years, in good health. Preference would be given for those who have just finished their university studies. The health condition of the applicants must be appropriately documented by an official health care provider, as indicated in the application form. The result of all of the listed tests has to be specified.
(ii) Applicants should hold a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) either in natural, or medical, or agricultural or veterinary sciences. Some BRC laboratories may have additional requirements which are specified in the description of the research topics.
(iii) Proficiency in both verbal and written English should be documented in the application. Elected candidates for BRC fellowships will not be admitted to the course whose scientific background or knowledge of English turns to be inappropriate after arrival. These fellows will be asked to leave the course and return to their home country. BRC does not organize language course for the applicants.
(iv) ITC fellows are advised to take part the course without accompanying family members since their fellowship possibly will not cover the expenses of spouses. BRC cannot provide accommodation for families. Fellows bringing their families should arrange their own accommodation and cover the living expenses of the family members.
(v) Successful applicants must obtain study visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their home country (except those who belong to the European Union) before coming to Hungary. A Letter of Invitation will be issued for this purpose. Initiate visa application early, because visa procedures may take several weeks.
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) either in natural or medical or agricultural or veterinary sciences.
English language Requirements: Knowledge of English of the applicants should be appropriately documented.
How to Apply: The filled application form (without the signatures) should be sent as an MS Word file email attachment to Ms. Tímea Varga before May 25, 2017. The complete application package, including the printed/signed application form, the signed consent form and all of the supplementary material should be sent by post.
Application Form
Application Deadline: For the 2017/2018 academic year, printed and signed complete applications should reach the ITC secretariat before June 15, 2017. The filled application form (without the supplementary material) should also be sent as an MS Word file e-mail attachment to the ITC secretariat before May 25, 2017.
Scholarship Link

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