Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Physiology.

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    01/07/2020 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Luis C. López, from the Department of Physiology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The MiTo lab-UGR (https://wpd.ugr.es/~luisca/) drives to understand the biochemical and pathophysiological features in response to mitochondrial dysfunction in human diseases. We are integrating large-scale methodologies with traditional biochemistry to investigate the modulation, adaptation and response of the organism to mitochondrial dysfunction, and use that information to better understand the role of mitochondria in human physiology and aging (https://wpd.ugr.es/~unete-uex/). We that purposes we used valuable cellular and animal models of human mitochondrial diseases.

The MiTo lab-UGR is located in the CIBM (http://cibm.ugr.es/) of the University of Granada. The CIBM employs groups of highly qualified researchers and aims to put the autonomous region of Andalusia at the forefront of biomedical research in Europe. The Centre houses the first Stem Cell Bank in Spain (BANCELAN). Research groups from the following organizations have their headquarters in the CIBM: Biotechnology Institute, Federico Olóriz Neuroscience Institute, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, and Institute of Biopathology and Regenerative Medicine.

Project description

The scientific activity of the MiTo lab-UGR focuses on the study of different aspects of mitochondrial biology, i.e.:

1) we are working towards clarifying the role of mitochondria in different cellular processes, including aging.

2) we are interested in studying the pathophysiological consequences of mitochondrial dysfunction using cellular and animal models.

3) we are developing different approaches in order to find effective treatments for primary mitochondrial disorders and other mitochondrial-related diseases.

Within these general interests, we are currently studying the CoQ10 biosynthetic pathway and its regulation; the pathophysiological consequences of CoQ10 deficiency and the tissue-specific pathomechanisms; and therapeutic strategies for CoQ10 deficiencies; and how modulation of the diet can influence mitochondrial function and, therefore, the course of mitochondrial disorders and diseases associated to aging. In this context, we have special interest in developing robust untargeted metabolomics methodologies, as well as strategies of integrative analyses with other omics technologies.

Research Area

Chemistry (CHE) and Life Sciences (LIFE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Luis C. López (luisca@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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