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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.

Oxidative stress and human ageing

Close date
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Supervisor
Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Adipocyte markers as predictors of progression in men with prostate cancer

Supervisors
Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Associate Professor Margaret Currie
Level
Honours

Investigating the impact of epigenetics on immune cell function

Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
Honours

Establishing a novel 3D breast cancer-adipocyte co-culture model

Close date
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Supervisors
Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Associate Professor Margaret Currie
Level
Honours

Investigating immune cell death processes using live cell microscopy

Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
Honours

Can we attenuate inflammation and oxidative stress in people with metabolic syndrome?

Close date
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Supervisors
Associate Professor Anitra Carr, Dr Emma Vlasiuk
Level
Honours

Investigating novel protein modifications in cancer

Close date
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Supervisor
Dr Christoph Goebl
Level
Honours

Crippling the antioxidant defenses of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Close date
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Supervisors
Dr Nina Dickerhof, Dr Christoph Goebl
Level
Honours

Detection of Kingella kingae and Staphylococcus aureus infections in children using cell-free DNA

Close date
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Supervisors
Dr Amy Scott-Thomas, Professor Steve Chambers, Associate Professor Tony Walls
Level
Honours

Vitamin C in cancer cell biology, immune health and epigenetics

Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
PhD

Cell biology/biochemistry

Supervisor
Professor Mark Hampton
Levels
PhD, Honours


Nutrition in Medicine: Clinical trial research

Supervisor
Associate Professor Anitra Carr
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Tumour Microenvironment

Supervisors
Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Bridget Robinson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Cancer research: tumour hypoxia, vitamin C and iron

Supervisors
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Margreet Vissers, Professor Bridget Robinson
Level
PhD

Cancer genetics research: cancer susceptibility and prevention

Supervisors
Associate Professor Logan Walker, Dr Vanessa Lau, Dr George Wiggins, Professor Bridget Robinson
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Genetic and genomic analysis of diseases and their treatments

Supervisor
Professor Martin Kennedy
Levels
PhD, Honours

Inflammation research

Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Level
PhD