Do individuals age in the same way? Inter- and intra-individual pattern of diseases accumulation

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier 0393422635 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Julian Sacre +61 3 8344 3264 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.

You will make use of the existing EMPOWER database of individuals suffering from multiple age-related diseases and disentangle disease traits using cluster analysis.

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Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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