Italians @ Pisa join XMRV/CFS/FM hunt

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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.

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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