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Genomics of disease and drug responses

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
On-campus or via distance?
On-campus
Qualification
Honours
Department
Pathology (UOC)
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr John Pearson, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo

Overview

Our laboratory uses molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics techniques to study genetic factors that may contribute to risk of common diseases, and the responses to treatment of such diseases. We are particularly interested in understanding adverse drug reactions and use candidate gene analysis, or genome-wide approaches, to explore these questions. The project will be framed around an appropriate question that contributes to our research programme, tailored to fit the expertise and interests of the student, and will be defined nearer the time.

Preferred student expertise

Prefer student with good genetics theory component to degree. Mathematical or computational skills are an advantage.

Further information

This project is one of the many available for the 2018 intake of BBiomedSc(Hons) at the University of Otago, Christchurch campus.

Contact

Professor Martin Kennedy
Tel   64 3 364 0590
Email   martin.kennedy@otago.ac.nz