Novel biological marker combinations to determine physical biological age

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
Dr Camilla Tuttle 0393422635
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier 0393422635 Personal web page

Project Details

In current (geriatric) practice, patients are assessed by use of physical performance measures to determine their physical status. Little is known about the pathophysiology of physical decline during ageing and the contribution of biological pathways involved in ageing.

In this project you will make use of the unique longitudinal EMPOWER-GR cohort linking biological markers of ageing (senescence, inflammation, proteostasis) to the clinical physical phenotype of individuals suffering from a range of age related diseases. The analysis will be based on crossectional as well as longitudinal data.

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

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal

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

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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