Ph.D/Master Project Proposal: Lab-on-Chip to Modulate Neurotransmitter Concentration

posted Jan 14, 2014, 8:29 PM by Amine Miled   [ updated Jan 23, 2014, 10:28 PM by Amine M ]

Project reference: PMP001

An intensive research is focusing on neurotransmission in order to understand brain behavior and neurodegenerative diseases which are going to be the 21th century diseases. Neurotransmission is monitored by small molecules named neurotransmitters that modulate the majority of brain behavior. In the case of certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, a disorder in neurotransmitter concentration is strongly involved. In this research project we propose to develop a micro device commonly known as lab-on-chip to modulate neurotransmitter concentration at the pico/nano scale in order to propose new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and also for a better understanding of the intra-neuronal communication. 

Keywords : Microfluidic, Microelectronics, Lab-on-Chip, Neurotransmission

Your online application must include the following documents

1- Online application 

2- Your last transcript (please send it by email to amine.miled [at] gel.ulaval.ca)

3- Updated CV (please send it by email to amine.miled [at] gel.ulaval.ca)

For more information please contact Prof. Amine Miled by email: amine.miled [at] gel.ulaval.ca