04/12/2020

Human microbiome evolution

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Università degli Studi di Padova- Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/12/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The project aims to analyse how the human oral microbiota evolved in response to important evolutionary processes during human history. One of the most important events on recent human evolution was the transition from a hunter-gatherer to agriculture during the Neolithic period (which in Italy begins ~6200 BC). This process led to a substantial change in the diet and living conditions of early human societies, possibly shaping the profile of the microbiota. This term indicates the set of human microbial symbionts, able to perform essential physiological functions and which are strongly influenced by diet. Through molecular analysis of dental calculus preserved on Neolithic human remains, it will be possible to reconstruct the profile of the ancient microbiota and understand how this transition toward agriculture has influenced its composition.

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Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • EUROPE

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • EUROPE

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Università degli Studi di Padova- Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 584299
Posting organisation offer ID: 184550

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