Laboratory of Human Genetics and Molecular Pathology
Pathophysiology and Therapy of Genetic Diseases
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols” CSIC-UAM (IIBM)
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER
To offer solutions to patients with rare genetic diseases is a clear necessity of today's society. The TFM we proposed is directed to increase the current knowledge on the molecular pathomechanisms underlying two genetic diseases that affect skeletal development: osteogenesis imperfecta and Ellis-van Creveld syndrome. The TFM student will be involved in the identification of new genes responsible for these diseases by using new technologies such as "whole exome sequencing" and in the analysis of the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with the genetic causes of OI/EvC. It is expected that the knowledge acquired during the development of this TFM can help to inspire future therapeutic strategies for these diseases.
Biomolecules & Cell D.