A novel biomarker strategy to predict neurogenerative disease risk
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
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|Dr Samantha Loifirstname.lastname@example.org||93428750||Personal web page|
|Professor Danny Hattersemail@example.com||8344 2530|
|Professor Dennis Velakoulisfirstname.lastname@example.org||93428750|
Summary This project will examine the potential of a novel chemical probe as a biomarker of neurodegenerative disease risk.
This project will examine the potential of a novel chemical probe as a biomarker of neurodegenerative disease risk. The probe has been shown in the Hatters laboratory to detect imbalances in protein quality control mechanisms in cultured cell models of neurodegenerative disease. Our hypothesis is that this probe can detect early stages of disease risk and has potential to identify imbalances arising before clinical presentation of disease. The scope of this project is to collect patient blood and then test blood cells (lymphocytes) for evidence of protein quality control imbalances using the chemical probe. Methods will include cell culture, flow cytometry, statistical analysis of data and would suit a student interested in biochemistry.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
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