The primary training objective is to deliver researchers with interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise. NR-NET will provide training in a full spectrum of skills to tackle high quality research in NR biology. These include opportunities for training in the following areas:
- Molecular Biology and Epigenetics
- Protein structure function
- Physiology and disease pathogenesis
- High throughput technologies, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology
- Pharmacology, drug development
Skills offered by the transfer of knowledge program
Scientific and technology expertise in:
- Basic molecular biology and biochemistry.
- Studying mechanistic aspects of gene regulation and chromatin function.
- ES cell manipulation and gene targeting by homologous recombination.
- Generation of knockout and transgenic mice.
- Protein structure analysis by NMR and crystallography.
- Gene expression profiling using microarrays and RNA-sequencing.
- Standard and genome-wide ChIP-based technologies (ChIP-seq).
- Applications of advanced in silico bioinformatic tools and statistical methods.
- Phenotypic analysis of mice.
- Studying organ development and physiology.
- Studying disease pathogenesis and drug activity in mouse models.
- Presentation of scientific results (paper writing, and oral presentation)
- Writing scientific proposals.
- Strategies for technology development and commercial exploitation of scientific results.
- Project management and scientific entrepreneurship.
- Intellectual property and technology transfer.
- Ethical aspects in biological research (legislations, animal welfare, human subjects) and scientific publishing.