A post-doctoral positions is available at the Research Unit for Tropical
Diseases of the Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology (ICP),
in Brussels, Belgium.
Various topics are being studied in the TROP Unit: (i) the
identification and characterization of potential drug targets and the
rational design of drugs for trypanosome-borne diseases (sleeping
sickness, Chagas' disease and Leishmaniasis); (ii), the biogenesis of
the glycosome, a microbody involved in the glycolytic pathway of the
Trypanosomatidae; (iii) the study of the enzymes of the
pentose-phosphate pathway in trypanosomatids.
The ICP is an international institute for biomedical research, located
on the campus of the Medical Faculty of the Universite Catholique de
Louvain (UCL) in Brussels. It houses more than 300 people of which some
250 are directly involved in research.
Housing on the campus or in its direct vicinity is available.
Detailed information about the ICP and the TROP unit is available via
the internet at the following web page:
Information about the fellowships and instructions how to apply are
available at http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be:8080/fellowship.html
Further information can be obtained from Fred Opperdoes by email
<mailto:opperdoes at trop.ucl.ac.be> to whom also applications should be
Fred R. Opperdoes,
Research Unit for Tropical Diseases (TROP) and
Laboratory of Biochemistry (BCHM)
Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology (ICP)
and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)
Avenue Hippocrate 74-75, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++32-2-764.74.39 (secretary) Fax: ++32-2-762.68.53
Tel: ++32-2-764.74.55 (direct)
E-mail:Opperdoes at trop.ucl.ac.be