Area : Autophagy in stem cell derived microglia and brain organoids
The Developmental and Cellular Biology Group (led by Prof. Jens Schwamborn) at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine utilizes human stem cells for modeling and experimental treatment of neurodegenerative disease.
Projects in the lab are at the interface of systems biology and bio-medical research. In particular we aim on developing novel, complex in vitro models that are specific for the human brain.
Our main disease model is Parkinson’s disease.
Prof. Dr. Jens C. Schwamborn
Université du Luxembourg; LCSB - Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Developmental and Cellular Biology
6, avenue du Swing, L-4367 Belvaux (Belval), Luxembourg
T. +352 / 4666445536
E. jens.schwamborn uni.lu
In this particular project we are looking for a PhD student to investigate autophagy processes in patient specific, induced pluripotent stem cell derived microglia and brain organoids.
Successful applicants should have a strong interest in Cell Biology and Neurobiology. Experience in the work with human stem cells, microglia and / or the CRISPR / Cas9 system is a significant advantage.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates who share our passion for research, are interested in acquiring new skills and wish to be part of an international team.