Inter- and intra-individual pattern of diseases

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Andrea Maier Personal web page
Dr Esmee Reijnierse Personal web page

Project Details

The accumulation of age related diseases is one of the most striking phenomenon during the (human) ageing process. Chronological age is the most important risk factor for the development of diseases due to the underlying ageing process, which has been partly unravelled during the last decennia. Little is known about the rate of ageing of different organ systems within individuals, which might eventually result in different pattern of diseases. This knowledge is essential to disentangle disease specific traits from ageing specific traits, which eventually defines the counteracting interventions to overcome multimorbidity at older age.

Prerequisite: epidemiological/statistical skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team, fascination for the ageing process.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital