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Prof. Barbara Demeneix
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Ms. Joanne Burden
Switchbox Project Manager
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Successive ages of man :
CNRS scientist, born in 1921
The ProjectHomeostasis, the ability to dynamically adapt to environmental challenge whilst maintaining the composition of the ‘milieu intérieur’ within certain limits, is central to healthy lifespan. All aspects of mental and physical health are critically dependent upon appropriate reception, processing and integration of internal and external signals and the capacity to mount adaptive responses.
The overall objective of Switchbox is to exploit better knowledge of homeostatic mechanisms to facilitate maintenance of health from early life through to aging. (more...)
Vacancies / Job Opportunities
Partner 1 is seeking to hire a post doc.
An experienced researcher in Integrated Biology is sought in the context of Switchbox focusing on the central control of metabolism. The candidate will be experienced in RNAseq and transcriptomics, animal experimentation (rodents, in particular in metabolic studies) and / or bioinformatics.
News & Events
Oei NYL, Both S, van Heemst D, van der Grond J: Acute stress-induced cortisol elevations mediate reward system activity during subconscious processing of sexual stimuli. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2014, 39:111-120.
Sala M, de Roos A, Berg AV, Altmann-Schneider I, Slagboom PE, Westendorp RG, van Buchem MA, de Craen AJ, Grond JV: Microstructural brain tissue damage in metabolic syndrome. Diabetes care 2013.
Partner 2 LUMC
Costa PS, Santos NC, Cunha P, Palha JA, Sousa N: The use of bayesian latent class cluster models to classify patterns of cognitive performance in healthy ageing. PloS one 2013, 8(8):e71940.
Partner 4 UMINHO
This work is supported by the EC within the 7th framework programme under grant agreement no. Health-F2-2010-259772
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