MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Project: EU FundingMSCA Funding

Project Details


Dr. Manon Rivagorda from the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship for a 2-year project to investigate the role of tanycytes

As part of the EU Horizon funding program, Dr. Rivagorda will receive 189,687 euros for 2 years to continue her research in the field of brain research.

Dr. Rivagorda's research focuses on special cells in the brain, the so-called tanycytes. These cells are located on the wall of the third ventricle of the brain and have tiny hair-like structures called primary cilia. Tanycytes are important for various functions in the body, such as eating, energy balance and sleep-wake rhythm. In her research project "TanyCilia", Dr. Rivagorda is investigating how these cilia function in a part of the brain (hypothalamus) under normal and pathological conditions, such as obesity, and which mechanisms play a role in this.

The findings on the structure and function of these cellular sensors and their role in metabolic diseases will deepen our understanding of brain-body communication and thus create a basis for potential new therapeutic approaches for metabolic diseases.

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Effective start/end date01.05.2430.04.26

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-09 Pharmacology
  • 205-17 Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolism