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The roles of obesity and physical activity in cancer

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 15 September 2017
Academic background
Health Sciences, Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Qualifications
Honours, Master’s, PhD
Department
Pathology (Dunedin)
Supervisors
Dr Margaret Currie, Associate Professor Gabi Dachs

Overview

Excess body weight is a poor prognostic indicator, whereas increased physical activity is a good prognostic indicator, for many cancers. The molecular pathways and factors involved have not been fully elucidated, but the immune system and inflammation are likely to play an important role.

Potential projects in this area will be highly translational due to our close collaborations with the clinic, and will likely utilise cell culture and clinical samples, together with proteomic and functional approaches.

Contact

Dr Margaret Currie
Tel   64 3 364 0544
Email   margaret.currie@otago.ac.nz