The PANDORA network is seeking scientists for a PhD fellowship in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN European Training Network PANDORA, Palermo, on “In vitro short-term cultures of sea urchin immune cells: characterization of the innate/inflammatory responses to NP”. The research activities implemented in PANDORA have the following objectives:
- To identify immunological mechanisms triggered by nano-objects, and predictive markers of risk vs. safety
- To do so by a collaborative cross-species comparison, from plants to human, of innate immune defence capacity, using selected, industrially-relevant NP
- To design predictive in vitro assays to measure the immuno-risk of NP to the environment and human health, as new approaches to industrial and environmental nanosafety testing.
Deadline for application: 31 March 2016