The IBMC/i3S opens a tender procedure for the selection of 1 Junior
Researcher, working in the field of Host-microbe interactions. Candidates
should meet the criteria of "Recognized Researchers (R2)" established in the
European Framework for Research Careers. The appointment will be made as part
of the ImmunoHub project: An Immunological Hub of Excellence in Porto tailored
to fulfil the ERA Priorities AT IBMC/I3S, funded by the European Commission
under the topic WIDESPREAD-2020-06 - ERA Chairs.
The Immune Sensing and Signaling Dynamics group, led by Dr. Pedro Moura Alves,
is seeking an exceptional and motivated postdoctoral scientist with experience
in studying host-microbe interactions to undertake a project focused on the
role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) as an innate immune sensor of
the cellular microenvironment during the course of infection. Dr. Moura-Alves
recently demonstrated that the AHR acts as a dynamic and key host sensor of
bacterial communication and infection dynamics (Moura-Alves, P et.al Nature
Moura-Alves,P. et al Science 2019). While continuing to further dissect and
evaluate how the AHR is involved in monitoring host-microbe interactions and
regulating immune responses, the laboratory is expanding the studies to
explore this dynamic crosstalk in greater detail, monitoring the continuous
and coexisting adaptive processes in host and microbes simultaneously. This
project aims to study the importance of the AHR in sensing and shaping immune
responses that are appropriate to the infection stage and the related impact
on bacterial adaptation strategies during the course of infection. By
uncovering the mechanisms that allow hosts and bacteria to spy on each other,
this work will open up new possibilities for the development of novel
therapies to control infection and infection-associated diseases.
Research Field: Biological sciences Medical sciences Pharmacological
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