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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Close date
Thursday, 8 November 2018
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Health Sciences, Sciences
Host campus
Honours, Master's, PhD
Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Professor Margreet Vissers


The role of vitamin C in cancer treatment has long been debated. Although we have robust data showing an association between an aggressive cancer phenotype and suboptimal vitamin C, there are many unanswered questions. Potential projects will utilise cell culture models, specialised animal models, and clinical samples and cancer patients to investigate:

  • Factors that determine vitamin C uptake and accumulation in cancer cells
  • Different modes of cell kill by high doses of vitamin C
  • Interactions between chemotherapeutic agents and vitamin C
  • Alternative roles of vitamin C in cancer cells


Associate Professor Gabi Dachs
Tel 64 3 364 0544

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