The intra-individual rate of ageing

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 ageing process is the underlying cause of most age related diseases in humans. Antagonizing the ageing process prevents the development of age related diseases in model organisms. In humans, the accumulation of DNA damage and senescent cells has been shown to be positively associated with the chronological age as well as biological age, e.g. the rate of aging, of the donors of tissue. Currently, the rate of ageing of different organ / cell systems within individuals is unknown. The aim is to characterize different tissues of the same individual in terms of their senescent load to determine the rate of ageing intra-individually.

Prerequisite: biomedical background and preferable lab skills, basic epidemiological/statistical skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team, passion to unravel 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

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Royal Melbourne Hospital