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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


ICGEB PRE-DOCTORAL


1999

Ph.D. COURSES

are heald at
i) ICGEB Trieste Italy (in Molecular Genetics) in collaboration with the

International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA),Trieste



ii) ICGEEB New Delhi, India, in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Applications are invited from candidates from ICGEB Member States and must be submitted through, and endorsed by, the ICGEB National Scientific Focal Point (see attached list) in the applicant's country of origin
Please read the enclosed instructions

and use the appropriate application form


Endorsed Applications for both Courses must arrive

in Trieste on, or before, 30 April 1999

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Office of the Director (Fellowship Programme)

Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy

http://www.icgeb.trieste.it

Tel: +39-40-3757305

Fax: +39-40-226555

Telex: 460396 ICGEBT I
E – mail: vincent@icgeb.trieste.it

General Information and Conditions of Eligibility


As part of the ICGEB training activities, two Ph.D. Courses in Molecular Genetics have been organized in collaboration with the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) in Trieste and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The Pre-doctoral Fellowship Programme supports participation in both Ph.D. Courses. Applicants should contact ICGEB Project Leaders in the field of interest to ensure availability of laboratory space. Further information on the on-going research programmes can be obtained from the ICGEB Website. The conditions of eligibility are the following:
Candidates must be from an lCGEB Member State * ;
Italian nationals who wish to attend the Ph.D. Course in Trieste are eligible to apply for the ICGEB fellowship only if: (i) they are non-resident in Italy and studying abroad; and (ii) they pass the entrance examination to the School (see Conditions of Admittance to the Ph.D. Course);

Italian nationals are eligible to apply to attend the Ph.D. Course in New Delhi;

Indian nationals are not eligible to apply for the ICGEB fellowship to attend the course in New Delhi.

· A B.8c. or M.Sc. university degree is required and a good working knowledge of the English language (supported by a proficiency certificate) is essential.

· All applications must be sent to the ICGEB Focal Point (see attached list) in the applicant's country of origin for endorsement and onward transmission to ICGEB Trieste.
A. ICGEB/SISSA Trieste

· Age limit: 30 years (date of birth must be after 5 October 1969).

· Two applications must be made and submitted, as follows:
(i ) On the relevant fellowship form, one application must be made to the ICGEB Focal Point (see attached list) in the applicant's country of origin, for endorsement. The endorsed application must arrive at ICGEB Trieste by the closing date of 30 April 1998.
(ii) In accordance with the instructions given in the attached leaflet (see "Conditions of Admittance"), one application should be sent directly to SISSA in Trieste, for the Ph.D. course Spring preselection; (send the original to SISSA with a copy to ICGEB Trieste). No special form is required.
Both applications must arrive in Trieste by 30 April 1999
Following the review of all the written applications, those candidates who are selected will be admitted to the Ph.D. Course and must be in Trieste by 1 October 1999. They will receive a fellowship for the following years, provided that they fulfil all the School's requirements. Candidates who have not been preselected, and whose applications have been endorsed by the ICGEB Focal Point, may sit the entrance examination [see para. 3(b) of attached leaflet] and, if admitted, may be awarded a fellowship.
Annual remuneration at ICGEB Trieste is US$13,200 .
B. ICGEB/JNU New Delhi
Using the relevant form, an application must be made to the ICGEB Focal Point in the applicant's country of origin, for endorsement. The endorsed application must arrive at ICGEB Trieste by the closing date of 30 April 1999.The application must be accomoanied by all degree/certificates from High School leaving onwards.
Following the review of all the written applications, those candidates who are selected will be admitted to the Ph.D. Course . They will receive a fellowship for the following years, providing that they fulfil all the University's requirements.
Accommodation is available in the JNU hostel for single students; no provision is made for married students. Annual remuneration at ICGEB New Delhi is US$10,200 (tuition fees are provided by ICGEB). Should ICGEB provide accommodation the relevant amount will be deducted from the fellowship.

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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and

Biotechnology

Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy



International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA)

Via Beirut 2-4, Miramare-Grignano, 34013 Trieste, Italy




ICGEB/SISSA Ph.D. COURSE IN MOLECULAR GENETICS



General Introduction
The Ph.D. Course in Molecular Genetics is organized in collaboration with the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), an autonomous post-graduate university. The Course offers post-graduate training with the possibility of obtaining the "Doctor Philosophiae" (Ph.D.) degree in the field of Molecular Genetics; this degree is equivalent to the Italian "Dottore di Ricerca" in Genetic Sciences. Five o six positions are available for the academic year which commences in November of each year.
To allow prospective candidates to meet the ICGEB researchers and obtain more information on the research projects, an ICGEB Open Day is organized annually in September. Further details can be obtained from the Programme and Training Unit at ICGEB (contact: Ms. S. Vincent; E-mail: vincent@icgeb.trieste.it).
Molecular Genetics Course
1. The duration of the course is for a minimum of three years and may not exceed four.
2. The course comprises three main activities, as follows:
(a) The Thesis:
The Course has its main emphasis on the development of the individual research activity. Students may choose their research projects from the topics (detailed below) of the ICGEB groups involved. Based on the experimental work, a written thesis (in English) must be prepared and be completed within the three-year period of the Course, although it can be extended for a maximum of one more year. The attainment of the Ph.D. degree depends on the successful defence of the thesis before a commission composed of professors from ICGEB, SISSA, the Italian Ministry of Scientific Research and Technology (MURST) and a specialist in the field acting as an external examiner.

As an alternative to the Ph.D degree, and depending upon the progress attained after the first year of study, a degree of "Magister Philosophiae" (Master of Philosophy) could be achieved by presenting a thesis at the end of the second year.


Experimental research activities in the laboratories in Trieste are supervised by ICGEB Project Leaders; the areas of research are as follows:

Dr. L.Banks

banks@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555)



Human Papillomaviruses; Cell transformation; Oncogenes and tumour suppessor genes; Apoptosis; Viral DNA replication; Viral transcriptional control;

Prof. F.E. Baralle

baralle@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-3757361)



Fibronectin alternative splicing; Molecular genetics of lipoprotein metabolism; HCV translation regulation; Transgenic and KO animal models;

Dr. C.V. Bruschi

bruschi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555)



DNA Recombination and Gene Targeting; Genome dynamics in yeast;

Dr. O. Burrone

burrone@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-3757362



Antibody engineering; Human IgE; Immunoglobulin genes in lymphoma/leukemia; lymphatic endothelium; rotavirus replication;

Prof. A. Falaschi

falaschi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-3757353



Regulation of DNA replication in human cells; Identification of replication origins; Purification and characterization of human DNA helicases and of proteins interacting specifically with the origins;

Dr. M. Giacca

giacca@icgeb.tieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555



Molecular biology of HIV-1 infection; Gene therapy of hematopoietic stem cells; Regulation of DNA replication in mammalian cells; Molecular genetics of chronic granulomatous disease;

Dr. S.Pongor

Pongor@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax:+39-40-226555



DNA secondary structure, DNA bending; Protein design, biocomputing, sequence databases; Protein/DNA recognition: de novo design and random library approaches;

Dr. V. Venturi

venturi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555



Gene regulation in bacteria in response to specific environments (bacteria, pseudomonas, regulation, iron, plant phenolics, cystic fibrosis, rhizosphere, plant-growth-promotion;

(b) Seminars/Lectures:
Each year a total of 24 scientific seminars are organized, given by invited guest scientists. Included within this programme of seminars are two series of 8 seminars which address the most relevant aspects of two of the following subjects:
Macromolecular Biophysics Cell Cycle and DNA Metabolism Molecular Medicine

Molecular Virology Molecular Immunology Microbial Biotechnology


The aforementioned subjects are divided into two courses per year for the three-year period. The academic year 1998-99 will cover Cell Cycle and DNA Metabolism and Molecular Immunology followed by Molecular Medicine and Microbial Biotechnology in 1999-2000 and Macromolecular Biopphysics and Molecular Virology in 2000 – 01.
The seminars are complemented by a session for discussion of papers related to the topic of each individual seminar. These sessions take place in advance of the seminar and all students are expected to actively participate in the discussions as well as to attend all the seminars.
At the end of each academic year, students must write an essay and present it at a seminar, under the supervision of the respective course organizer, for each of the two subjects as indicated above.
(c) Annual ICGEB Meetings and Courses:
First year students in the Ph.D. Course must attend the "Practical Course on Bioinformatics: Computing Methods in Molecular Biology" which is organized at the Trieste Component. In each of the succeeding two years, the students must take a one-week course (theoretical part only) chosen from one of the following:
Bacterial Genetics RNA Structure and Function Yeast Molecular Genetics
3. Examinations are held on a yearly basis to determine advancement from one year to the next and to the attainment of the respective degree.

Conditions of Admittance

1. .A B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from a university abroad, or the Italian ¨laurea" in a scientific subject, is required for admission. A good working knowledge of the English language (supported by a proficiency certificate) is essential as all activities are conducted in English.


2. Applicants must be under the age of 30 years at the time of the entrance examination in October.
3. (a) Preselection: Outstanding foreign candidates may be admitted by means of a preselection which takes place in May, based on their written academic and scientific qualifications. Candidates interested in participating in this preselection should send a letter of application to the School, together with all requested documents, by 30 April of each year. Foreign students admitted by means of this preselection will be expected to pass a qualifying examination before the commencement of the second year.
(b) Entrance Examination: Italian citizens or foreigners who have not applied, or who have not been selected, for the preselection can sit the entrance examinations which are held at SISSA at the beginning of October each year in Trieste. Candidates interested in participating in the entrance examination should send a letter of application, together with all requested documents, by the end of September of each year.
4. Candidates should send their application to the School, together with a curriculum vitae [stating date of birth,citizenship, military service obligations (where applicable), and level of knowledge of the English language], a certificate of all examinations - showing grades - taken during their previous university studies, a copy of their final degree certificate and a copy of the diploma thesis (if any). Applicants should also enclose any further information which they consider to be relevant and should arrange for at least one letter of reference to be sent directly to the Director of the School.
Funding
Students admitted to the Ph.D. course can be funded through:


  • Fellowships offered by SISSA; for further information contact the Student Secretariat at the School;

  • Fellowships awarded by ICGEB under the Pre-doctoral Fellowship Programme; for further details and requirements, please refer to the Announcement issued by ICGEB;

  • Other fellowships.

10/98rev.


International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

P.O. Box. 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, 110 067 New Delhi. India
Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi, India
ICGEB/ JNU Ph.D. Course In Molecular Biology
General Introduction
The Ph.D Course in Molecular Genetics has been organized in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The Course offers post - graduate training with the possibility of obtaining the “Doctor Philosophiaea “ (Ph.D) degree in the field of Molecular Biology. Five places are available for the academic year which commences in August of each year.
Molecular Biology Course
1. The duration of the course is for a period of four years, and students must have the equivalent of a Mater’s degree.
2. The Course comprises:
Experimental research activities in the fields of Molecular Biology and Biotechemistry, supervised by ICGEB Project Leaders; the areas of research at ICGEB New Delhi are as follows:
Dr. S. Jameel Virology (hepatitis, HIV);

shahid@icgeb.res.in


Dr. K.V.S. Rao Immunology (fundamental mechanism of the immune kanury@icgeb.res.in response);
Dr. V.S. Chauhan Parasitology (malaria pathogenesis, malaria immunology, virende@icgeb.res.in vaccine research, pathogenesis;
Dr. S. Sopory Plant Molecular Biology (gene structure, replication and sudhir@icgeb.res.in transcription);

Dr.V.S. Reddy Plant Transformation; vsreddy@icgeb.res.in


Dr. R.K. Bhatnagar Insect Resistance (RFLP mapping, B. thuringiensis toxic raj@icgeb.res.in proteins);
Dr. N. Khanna Biotechnology (fermentation, expression of genes in navin@icgeb.res.in bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells, large scale purification of proteins).

The Ph.D. students are expected to take five courses in the first two years, these courses are as follows, and run concurrently with the research:


- Virology

- Immunology

- Informatics

- Nucleic Acids

- Proteins
Conditions of Admittance
1. An M. Sc. degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or higher education institute. JNU does not allow admission to a Ph.D degree course whithout a Master’s degree.
2. There is no age limit for the admission to the Ph.D. Course.
3. Foreign students may be admitted by means of a preselection, based on their written academic and scientific qualifications, and their degree being found equivalent to an M.Sc. degree.
Funding
Fellowships are awarded by ICGEB, under the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Programme; for further details and requirements, please refer to the Annoucement issued by ICGEB.

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy
ICGEB PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

APPLICATION FORM
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Please complete in English (type or print) using extra pages where necessary
A. PERSONAL DATA

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C. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

List original papers in peer reviewed journals only:

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F. PREVIOUS and CURRENT FELLOWSHIPS

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G. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH Ph.D COURSE YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR:

ICGEB/SISSA Trieste

Areas of research at ICGEB Trieste Component:




Dr. L. Banks

banks@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555


Human Papillomaviruses; Cell transformation; Oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes; Apoptosis; Viral DNA replication; Viral transcriptional control;



Prof. F.E. Baralle

baralle@icgeb.trieste.itFax: +39-40-3757361



Fibronectin alternative splicing; Molecular genetics of lipoprotein metabolism; HCV translation regulation; Transgenic and KO animal models;



Dr. C.V.Bruschi

bruschi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555


DNA Recombination and Gene Targeting; Genome dynamics in yeast;




Dr. 0. Burrone

burrone@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-3757362


Antibody engineering; Human IgE; lmmunoglobulin genes in lymphoma/leukemia; lymphatic endothelium; rotavirus replication;




Prof. A. Falaschi

Falaschi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-3757353


Regulation of DNA replication in human cells; Identification of replication origins; Purification and characterization of human DNA helicases and of proteins interacting specifically with the origins;



Dr. M. Giacca

giacca@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555


Molecular biology of HIV-1 infection; Gene therapy of hematopoietic stem cells; Regulation of DNA replication in mammalian cells; Molecular genetics of chronic granulomatous disease;



Dr. S. Pongor

pongor@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555


DNA secondary structure, DNA bending; Protein design, biocomputing, sequence databases; Protein/DNA recognition: de novo design and random library approaches



Dr. V. Venturi

venturi@icgeb.trieste.it

Fax: +39-40-226555


Gene regulation in bacteria in response to specific environments (bacteria, pseudomonas, regulation, iron, plant phenolics, cystic fibrosis, rhizosphere, plant-growth-promotion;


ICGEB/JNU New Delhi

Areas of research at ICGEB New Delhi Component:

(Fax: +91-11-6162316)




  • Dr. S. Jameel Virology (hepatitis, HIV);




  • Dr. K.V.S. Rao Immunology (fundamental mechanism of the immune response);




  • Dr. V.S. Chauhan Parasitology (malaria surface antigens, genes, transcription);




  • Dr. S. Sopory Plant Molecular Biology (gene structure, replication and ranscription);




  • Prof. K.K. Tewari Plant Transformation;




  • Dr. R.K. Bhatnagar Insect Resistance (RFLP mapping, B. thuringiensis toxic proteins)




  • Dr. N. Khanna Biotechnology (fermentation; expression of genes in bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells; large scale purification of proteins).

Indicate contacts already made with Project Leaders at ICGEB Trieste and/or New Delhi:

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Submit applications to: The ICGEB National Scientific Focal Point in the country of which the applicant is a national (see attached list) requesting the relevant endorsement of the application and enclose the following:

(i) Curriculum Vitae; (ii) Academic results (certificates/diplomas); (iii) English language proficiency certificate;

Two letters of recommendation should be sent to us by the referees directly.

Endorsed Applications for both Courses must arrive in Trieste on, or before, 30 April 1999


Signature:............................................................. Date:.............................................................



International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION FORM

  1. LETTER OF TRANSMISSION

[Part I only is to be completed and signed by the applicant's university, institute or ICGEB Focal Point in histher home country]


The (name of Institute).................................................................................................................
nominates (name of fellow)...........................................................................................................
for a Fellowship in the field(s) of ..................................................................................................
and certifies that:
(a) the training to be undertaken under this Fellowship is necessary for the scientific development of the country, and that in this sense full use would be made of the results of this training;

(b) all information supplied by the candidate is complete and correct;

(c) the candidate has adequate knowledge, appropriately tested, of English;

(d) the absence of the candidate during the training abroad would not have any adverse effect on his/her status, seniority, salary, pension and similar rights.

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Signature of approving authority of the Institute

(and official stamp)

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Place and date

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Name and Title



  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE NOMINATION BY THE ICGEB AUTHORITY

I acknowledge receipt of this Nomination Form and certify that its content is in line with the ICGEB mandate.

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Signature of ICGEB authority

Trieste,............................................................ (Place and date)

Prof. A. Falaschi - Director ICGEB

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Name and Title


Form PREDOC.FEL.I/ICGEB/05/96rev.


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