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Italians @ Pisa join XMRV/CFS/FM hunt

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by parvofighter, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. parvofighter

    parvofighter Senior Member

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    The Italians @ the University of Pisa are joining the XMRV-in-ME/CFS hunt.

    From: http://translate.google.ca/translat...bo=p&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=qdr:d

    Universita di Pisa:
    Scholarships for graduate and research> Scholarship Annual Study of infection by retroviruses XMRV in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, "Department of Internal Medicine".

    Help needed! Can't open the attachment. Anyone...? And for some cool trivia - check out their logo - founded in 1343.

    Parvo:Retro smile:
     
  2. Doogle

    Doogle Senior Member

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    How I did it, copy text from PDF, paste in google translation box. copy translation

    Italian to English translation Show romanization

    NOTICE OF COMPETITION FOR THE ALLOCATION OF A SCHOLARSHIP
    The Director of the Department of Internal Medicine
    View: No law in May 1989 168;
    Viewed: Statute of the University of Pisa, issued September 30, 1994 by DR No 1196 and subsequent
    amendments and additions;
    Seen the Regulations of the University of Pisa for "the provision of scholarships for graduate and research
    provided in research programs "developed at the University of Pisa departments delivered by DR 11
    June 2001 No 01/671 as amended;
    Seen: the urgent measures of 29/03/2010 No.39 with which it was approved the proposal for the establishment
    a scholarship for a period of 12 months may be renewed for an amount of 12,000, intended to
    Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies for conducting, at the Department of
    Internal Medicine, research on the topic: Study of infection by retroviruses XMRV in patients with syndrome
    chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
    PROVIDES:
    Art 1.
    It 'a competition, based on qualifications and possible interview for the award of a scholarship lasting
    12 months may be renewed for an amount of 12,000, for a Master Degree in Chemistry and
    Pharmaceutical technologies for the development at the Department of Internal Medicine, research on the topic:
    Study of infection by retroviruses XMRV in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
    Item 2.
    To enter the contest requires the following requirements:
    1) Italian citizenship (citizens are treated as the Italians do not belong to the republic) to
    Article. 37 of Legislative Decree No. 3 February 1993 29; eligible to enter the citizens
    the EEC Member States have provided all the requirements of this contract;
    2) possession of its degree, as specified in Article 1 above, obtained at
    an Italian or foreign University recognized as equivalent under international agreements or the
    Article mode. 332 Consolidated 31 August 1933, No 1592;
    3) curriculum-appropriate professional training and scientific research program in which the bag is
    grant;
    4) not hold any public or private use.
    Default of the requirements the Director may, at any time, exclusion from the competition with
    reasoned decision.
    Article 3.
    Applications for admission, written on plain paper, using the following model (annex A)
    accompanied by the required documentation and addressed to the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine, should
    received by the Administrative Office of the Department, Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa, in a sealed envelope bearing the
    diction "Study of infection by retroviruses XMRV in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and
    Fibromyalgia "on pain of disqualification.
    Applications must be received by the deadline of 15/04/2010.
    Does the postmark.
    Alternatively, as provided in the preceding paragraph, applications may be delivered by hand to
    the Administrative Office of the Department of Internal Medicine Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa. during business hours
    Open to the public (Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 13.00) by the last day for the
    applications themselves, will be issued in this case, proof of delivery.
    Article 4.
    The request must indicate the candidates under its responsibility, under penalty of exclusion from the competition:
    a) personal information, date and place of birth, residence or contact address of the effects of Pisa concorsoUniversit
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    Phone: 050/992291 Fax: 050 / 553396
    Ref. chips. 80003670504 - VAT 00286820501
    full postcode and telephone number and e-mail;
    b) fiscal;
    c) the degree possessed by the date of achievement, that the University has
    issued, or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
    The application shall be accompanied by the titles listed below:
    1. degree certificate indicating the score obtained in the degree exam. Are exempted from producing
    that certificate graduates from the University of Pisa;
    2. science curriculum and written in plain paper duly documented, dated and signed by
    candidate;
    3. documents and qualifications that the candidate considers relevant for the selection of the original or a certified copy or
    photocopy declaration in lieu of an affidavit of authenticity for self;
    4. Publications that are deemed relevant to the topic of research in a single copy, the original document or
    authentic copy or photocopy declaration in lieu of an affidavit of authenticity for self;
    5. list of documents, titles and publications may be submitted.
    The self-certification of authenticity above may also be granted through a single
    declaration in lieu of an affidavit under Presidential Decree 445 of 28.12.2000 (Annex B), where, listing
    All copies submitted, it declares under its responsibility the conformity of these documents
    Original, no modifications or alterations in some data and information contained therein, in consciousness
    of criminal sanctions in case of false statements and using false documents or training provided
    Article 76 of Decree 445 of 28.12.2000. These statements must be submitted with a photocopy of a
    identity document.
    Article 5.
    The jury, appointed by injunction No 39 of 29/03/2010, is composed of
    Director with the same duties as President, the manager of the research program and another
    professor or researcher, expert on issues of stock.
    Item 6.
    The competition is based on qualifications and possible interview, which will ensure the cultural background of
    candidates on issues related to research in the subject will focus on curriculum.
    The Commission will assess the suitability for the purpose, scientific qualification, any other evidence presented and
    the adequacy of the curriculum presented.
    If the Commission requires the conduct of the interview - to be held at the Department of
    Internal Medicine, Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa - candidates for the delivery of documentation
    at the Secretary of the Department, will be made aware of the day and time will be invited to
    appear to support the above test. To support the above test, candidates must be equipped
    a valid identification document.
    Article 7.
    At the close of the jury the formula for each candidate, based on assessments
    securities and any interview, a merit list of suitable candidates to the award of the scholarship
    put out to tender. The Committee is required to evaluate all candidates with different scores, so as to avoid
    situations on ex aequo. The list will be made public through notice board of the Department of
    Internal Medicine.
    The documents were approved, with a provision, the Director of the question. The proceedings and the decree
    approval shall be transmitted immediately to the University and published on the website of the University of Pisa.
    Article 8.
    The effect of the scholarship is the first day of the month following the grant of the decree,
    Next start date unless otherwise requested by the Director of structure on the basis of justified needs of
    program of research or scholarship. These scholarships are awarded by decree of the Rector. For the grant of
    scholarship will be guaranteed throughout the period of enjoyment of the same stock insurance
    against accidents and related liability.
    Article 9.
    The grant payment shall be made in monthly installments. The amount of the scholarship is subject to
    tax required by existing provisions.
    Which has become vacant if the bag will be given by the Rector on the proposal of the responsible
    University of Pisa
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    Phone: 050/992291 Fax: 050 / 553396
    Ref. chips. 80003670504 - VAT 00286820501
    research project and the approval of the Director of the facility, the first candidate in a good position
    the list of suitable candidates with the same maturity of the original grant. In case of temporary impediment,
    occurred for any reason documented, the bag may be suspended by Rector Decree, after
    Responsabiel favorable opinion of the research project. In the case of maternity, military service or serious reasons
    health, the suspension is prepared upon request of the fellow. The amount of scholarship is
    subject to the tax regime provided for by existing provisions.
    Article 10.
    The fellow is required to carry out studies and research and following the directions under the guidance of
    responsible for the research program. Also has the obligation to submit to the Director of the structure with
    every six months, a report on the activities endorsed by the controller.
    The fellow must comply with all rules of the internal organizational structure.
    Fellows to apply the rules for off-site missions.
    The scholarships can not be combined with other scholarships and / or research for any reason whatsoever, except as
    granted by Italian or foreign institutions to integrate the activities of the fellow stays abroad. In
    particular can not be combined with scholarships for the attendance of doctoral or specialization,
    although in the form of job-training contract.
    Students enrolled in a doctoral degree or specialization that do not hold a scholarship for attendance
    (Or work-training contract) are entitled to a grant under this contract, provided that
    advice of course give a favorable opinion on the compatibility of activities with the objectives of the grant
    of the course itself.
    The scholarships are incompatible with employment relationship, even temporary, subject to
    possibility that the fellow is placed by the employer on unpaid leave. Are also
    incompatible with contracts with the University of Pisa, for any reason, except as provided by
    following paragraph.
    Fellows may not perform teaching university, except that any resulting reliance
    assignments to support educational activities under the regulations of the University of Pisa.
    The enjoyment of the fellowship does not imply an employment relationship, since the sole purpose of training fellow.
    The scholarship does not give rise to social security issues or to assessments for the purposes of legal careers and
    economic, or to automatic recognition for security.
    Article 11.
    For the purpose of the meeting requirements, the winner of the scholarship will be invited to send,
    within a period of ten days from the day following that on which it received the invitation,
    following documents:
    photocopy of the tax code;
    statement not in any condition of incompatibility as Article. 10 of this
    notice;
    declaration accepting the scholarship.
    Art.12.
    The candidate must provide at his expense, within thirty days from the date of publication of the list of
    substance, the documents retrieved and sent to the Publications Department of Internal Medicine.
    After this period, the Department shall not be liable in any way conservation
    such material.
    Article 13.
    Personal data provided by candidates with the questions of participation in the selection procedure, under
    Articles 10 and 12 of Law 31 December 1996, No 675, are processed exclusively for the purposes of management
    This procedure and the procedure for awarding grants in question.
    Providing such data is necessary for assessing the requirements for participation, under penalty of exclusion
    the selection.
    The party enjoys the rights under Art. 13 of the Act which include the right of access to data
    concern, as well as some additional rights including the right to correct, update, supplement, or
    delete data incorrect, incomplete or not collected in accordance with law.
    Article 14.
    This notice will be published giving notice board of the Department of Internal Medicine and made
    available electronically on the website of the University and Department of Internal Medicine.
    University of Pisa
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    Phone: 050/992291 Fax: 050 / 553396
    Ref. chips. 80003670504 - VAT 00286820501
    Pisa, 29/03/2010
    The Director of the Department
    Prof. Stefano Bombardieri
    University of Pisa
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    Phone: 050/992291 Fax: 050 / 553396
    Ref. chips. 80003670504 - VAT 00286820501
    Appendix A
    Facsimile application
    (To be written on plain paper)
    The Director of
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    56100 PISA
    The undersigned ........................................ ... Born in ..... ...................................( province ............ ....................)
    on ..................................... resident ............................................ Street ........................................ No ........... A.c.
    P. Tel .................... ......................... with an address to the effects of competition in ................................
    (District of .........) Street .................................... . No ............ C.A.P. ............... Tel .......................
    e-mail ................................... will communicate promptly any variation thereof, asks
    The competition, based on qualifications and possible interview for the award of a scholarship, the term of 12.00 months
    may be renewed for an amount of 12,000.00, for a Master Degree in Chemistry and Technology
    Pharmaceutical for the development at the Department of Internal Medicine, research on the topic: "Study of infection
    XMRV retrovirus in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
    For this purpose, under its responsibility, states:
    a) to be an Italian citizen;
    b) its tax identification number is ... ... ... ... ... ... ...;
    c) have a degree in ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... University of ............... on ... ... ... ... ....
    with the vote ... ... ... ..
    d) be aware that the scholarship in this announcement may not be combined with other scholarships
    study for any reason whatsoever;
    e) to be aware of not having to hold any private or public.
    States also authorize the University of Pisa to the processing of personal data as provided by. 13 of the contract
    competition.
    I enclose the following documents to this application on plain paper, submitted in accordance with the requirements
    art. 4 of this announcement:
    1.
    degree certificate indicating the score obtained in the degree exam. Are exempted from producing such
    certificate graduates from the University of Pisa;
    2.
    curriculum and scientific;
    3.
    any documents, securities and publications;
    4.
    list of documents, titles and publications submitted.
    Date ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Signature ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..
    University of Pisa
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Via Roma, 67 - 56126 Pisa
    Phone: 050/992291 Fax: 050 / 553396
    Ref. chips. 80003670504 - VAT 00286820501
    Appendix B
    Self authenticity 'of the documents
    (Statement lieu of an affidavit under Presidential Decree 445/2000)
    The undersigned:
    Name ___________________________________
    Name ______________________________________
    City, county and date nascita______________________________________
    Residenza__________________________________________________________
    Invoking the provisions of Article. 47, D.P.R. 28/12/2000 No 445, and aware of the penalties in the case of statements
    untrue, training or use of false documents, by article. 76, D.P.R. 28/12/2000 No 445, declare their personal
    responsibility that the documents attached a copy of this statement and listed below
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    Corresponds to the original, with no change and no change in the data and information contained therein.
    Luogo________________ Date __________________
    Signature _____________________________
    Please find enclosed a photocopy of identification document (Article 38 of Presidential Decree 445/2000)
    University of Pisa
    Department of Internal Medicine
     
  3. omerbasket

    omerbasket Senior Member

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    For me it would be interesting, because I'm diagnosed with fibromylgia and not ME/CFS, so I would like to see if fibromyalgia really does turn out to be connected to XMRV (in the WPI study they tested 20 fibromyalgia patients, and found 60% of them, 12 patients, to be positive for XMRV. I think they only tested them with PCR, but I'm not sure). I know that a study in Sweden, that looks at 100 or 120 ME/CFS patietns, also looks at 20 patients with fibromyalgia, as well as some other patients with other diseases.
     
  4. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    Stefano Bombardieri

    I had a look at the Italian version.
    This is essentially a research assistant post (with a grant of 12,000 Euros) for a chemistry grad to do a one year postgrad specialisation looking into drug treatments for XMRV in CFS. The post will be under the guidance of Stefano Bombardieri. He's a rehumatologist at the Santa Chiara hospital in Pisa and one of the 6 doctors in Italy who helps people with CFS and is recommended by patients.
    I've tried to find info on the web about exactly what Doc Bombardieri wants to research but so far turned up nothing...
     
  5. parvofighter

    parvofighter Senior Member

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    Thanks x 3

    Athene, omer, Doogle, thanks so much. I agree - it's really interesting to see them doing work on FM and ME/CFS - I agree this needs to be done.

    And Doogle, just wanted to clarify something. You're saying that you Googled, Doogle?:Retro smile:

    Sorry, irresistible urge to make bad pun. Parvo will leave now.:D
     

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