Hypoxic-ischemia is a brain dysfunction that occurs when the brain doesn't receive enough oxygen or blood flow for some time. It plays a major role in more than 50% of the cases of neonatal and infant encephalopathy, first in newborns and later in infants. While researchers know of its importance, it is still unclear to what extent and when it can occur. Determining the duration, severity and particular moment of occurrence of hypoxic-ischemia is very important. We will address this by focusing on a condition known as congenital heart defects (CHD), which are the most common birth defects. TinyBrains is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative 4-year project, funded by the European Union, with six institutions in three different countries. TinyBrains (https://tinybrains.eu/) will: Build a novel research tool focused on cutting-edge research for preventing brain injury in the newborns and infants. Use two photonic technologies to measure the duration, severity, and location of the hypoxic-ischemia in newborns with congenital heart defects. Improve the understanding of the cellular origin of these neurodevelopmental problems, by helping to analyze the link between energy demand and oxygen supply, in pre-clinical and clinical studies.
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Post-Doctorat - Post-Doctoral position
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Rémunération brut mensuelles
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If interested, please send your CV, letter of motivation, and the names and contact information by e-mail to Prof. Fabrice Wallois (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience. We will consider applications until December, 30 2021 if position is not yet filled.