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Postgraduate research opportunities in the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science

Te Tari Mātai Tukumate, Mātai Hauora Koiora – Ngā ara rangahau – tohu paerua

The Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science has a number of potential topics and projects on offer in the fields of biomedical science and pathology for a range of postgraduate qualifications, including PhD and BBiomedSc(Hons).

Scholarship funding for postgraduate study may be available to you depending on your academic merit.

We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.

Genome sequencing and human susceptibility to Legionella longbeachae infection

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Sandy Slow, Associate Professor John Pearson
Level
Honours

Controlling the microRNAs that contribute to adipocyte-driven progression in breast cancer cells

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Dr Anna Pilbrow, Associate Professor Margaret Currie
Level
Honours

Characterizing the role of a peroxidase in metastatic melanoma cell invasion

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisor
Dr Martina Paumann-Page
Level
Honours

The epigenetic effects of Legionella longbeachae infection

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Sandy Slow, Dr Aaron Stevens
Level
Honours

Predicting acute kidney injury in patients with heart failure

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Moritz Lasse, Dr Judy McKenzie, Dr Tim Prickett
Level
Honours

Antibiotic failure in tuberculosis due to interactions with myeloperoxidase, an enzyme released by immune cells

Close date
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Supervisors
Dr Louisa Ashby, Dr Heather Parker, Professor Tony Kettle
Level
Honours

The effects of oxidative stress on epigenetics in cancer

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Andrew Das, Professor Margreet Vissers, Professor Mark Hampton
Levels
PhD, Honours


Examining resistance of Mycobacteria to neutrophil oxidants

Close date
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Heather Parker, Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Isolating and identifying amoebal species in pine tree bark for Legionella longbeachae co-culture: Implications for preventing Legionnaires’ disease

Close date
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Supervisors
Dr Sandy Slow, Professor Steve Chambers, Professor David Murdoch
Level
Honours


The effects of optimal micronutrient intake on human health and immunity

Close date
Friday, 3 April 2020
Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
PhD

Hydrogen sulfide and substance P in inflammatory disease

Close date
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Level
PhD


Hydrogen sulfide in inflammation

Close date
Friday, 20 December 2019
Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Levels
PhD, Honours

Genomics of disease and drug responses

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo, Associate Professor John Pearson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours