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- Academic background
- Health Sciences, Sciences
- Host campus
- Master's, PhD
- Associate Professor Alexander Tups
If you want to find out why jetlag causes obesity or why Alzheimer's disease is called type 3 diabetes, join the Tups lab to pursue your MSc or PhD studies.
You can study
- The neuroendocrine control of obesity and diabetes
- How metabolism is linked to your body clock
- What happens to your body during street light – or exposure to digital devices?
- How specific nutrients affect brain function
We use state-of-the-art molecular and behavioural techniques and different model systems to answer these questions, including gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9, region specific gene-therapy, or metabolic phenotypic using a metabolic and behavioural phenotyping unit.
Similar research opportunities
- Central regulation of pregnancy
- Dysregulated ghrelin signalling in pancreatic β-cells under hyperuricemic conditions – the cause for the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus?
- Epithelial sodium channel as a target in breast cancer
- Hyperuricemia as a driver for the onset of cancer
- Identifying the best source of stem cells for the regeneration of diseased heart