A novel approach in improving lipidomics throughput for population profiling

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department / Centre
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
Location
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Peter Meikle peter.meikle@baker.edu.au 85321770 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Kevin Huynh kevin.huynh@baker.edu.au Personal web page

Summary This study aims to generate a novel approach in comprehensive lipidomic profiling using high resolution mass spectrometry approaches in conjunction with computational biology.

Project Details

*Lipids are key biological molecules essential to life. Lipidomics is the characterisation and study of  the complete lipidome of a biological system (fluid, cell, tissue, organism). In humans, plasma is an easy to obtain bio-fluid where lipids have been demonstrated to be perturbed in various disease settings.
*Diseases can affect everyone differently, in order better understand the relationship between lipids and disease, larger population studies are needed. Clinically related studies in the field have been limited, owing to the limitations in the rate where plasma samples can be profiled in a comprehensive manner. This study aims to generate a novel approach in comprehensive lipidomic profiling using high resolution mass spectrometry approaches in conjunction with computational biology.
*Type of student: PhD. Needs to be technology/computation oriented.

School Research Themes

Cardiometabolic



Research Opportunities

PhD students
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Department / Centre

Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health

Research Node

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

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