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Respiratory medicine research

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Qualification
PhD
Department
Medicine (UOC)
Supervisors
Professor Lutz Beckert, Dr. Michael Maze

Overview

The UOC Respiratory Medicine Research Group engage in respiratory research across a wide range of topics in respiratory medicine and physiology. We have active projects investigating bronchiectasis, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. We are currently active in projects in New Zealand and internationally. We have strong links to other University of Otago groups including the Christchurch Heart Institute, the Centre for International Health, One Health Aotearoa and The Infection Group, as well as the Canterbury District Health Board affiliated Canterbury Respiratory Research Group. We are interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in engaging in existing projects and those who come with new ideas.

Potential topics

  • Biomarkers in Pulmonary Artery Hypertension
  • Energy consumption in COPD
  • Beta-blockers in COPD
  • Management of Pneumothorax
  • Antimicrobial use in bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis
  • Empyema aetiology

Contact

Professor Lutz Beckert
Email   lutz.beckert@cdhb.health.nz