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Tick-pathogen interactions: impact on ecology and transmission of tick-borne diseases

  • Reference person
  • Host University/Institute
    University of Padua
  • Internship
  • Research Keywords
    Tick-borne diseases
    Ticks genetic variability
    Vector competence
  • Reference ERCs
    LS6_8 B
    LS2_6 M
  • Reference SDGs
    GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • Studente
  • Co-Supervisor


Suggested skills:

Candidates should be motivated and have skills in: i) tick-borne pathogens; ii) manipulation of microorganisms in Biosafety level 2 and 3 facilities; iii) cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Research team and environment

The research team includes experts in microbiology, parasitology and bioinformatics. The enrolled student will take part in laboratory activities inside the BSL2 and 3 facilities using the most common cellular and molecular biology techniques. He/she will have to work in a team of young and senior scholars. The ideal candidate should be also opened to learn and implement the team’s skills and competences with new approaches and ideas to tackle the objectives of the proposed research.