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Translational biodiscovery

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Location
On-campus
Qualification
PhD
Department
Medicine (UOC)
Supervisors
Associate Professor Chris Pemberton, Associate Professor Tim Yandle, Professor Mark Richards

Overview

These research projects are offered by the Christchurch Heart Institute.
https://www.otago.ac.nz/chchheart

Potential topics

  • Identification of new circulating peptides: their biological activity and diagnostic applications
  • Effect of hormones on, and their responses to, bone growth
  • Biochemical and metabolic studies of BNP related peptides and their measurement in cardiovascular disorders
  • Studies of vasoactive hormones in isolated perfused hearts
  • Cytokine signalling, neurohormones and intracellular signalling pathways in experimental myocardial infarction
  • The role of hormones regulating metabolism in cardiovascular disease
  • Neurohormonal aspects of cardiovascular disease - clinical studies
  • Neurohormonal aspects of cardiovascular disease - laboratory studies

Contact

Sarah-Jane Best
Email   sarah-jane.best@otago.ac.nz