Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD project commencing 1/1 2011 or soon thereafter. The application deadline is December 1st 2010.
The Faculty of Life Science and Novo Nordisk A/S have recently established a research centre - The Novo Nordisk-LIFE In Vivo Pharmacology Centre (NNLIVPC) - with a total budget of DKK 68 mill covering activities until end 2018. The present positions are part of the new Centre´s activities. The purpose of the research centre is to strengthen the research in experimental pharmacology and toxicology and to increase the output of candidates and PhDs with a strong in vivo pharmacological profile. It is expected that the future PhD fellows will be enrolled in the In Vivo Pharmacology PhD program at LIFE and participate actively in this network. The In Vivo Pharmacology PhD program was established in 2006 as a collaboration between the Faculties of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, and industrial partners; Novo Nordisk A/S, LEO Pharma and H. Lundbeck A/S.
Obesity, increased visceral fat mass, and liver steatosis (fat in liver) are factors associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A common side effect following insulin therapy is weight gain - an issue for patients with type 2 diabetes as they often are obese when starting on insulin therapy. At present, the association between insulin-induced weight gain in type 2 diabetic individuals and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease is unclear.
With this project we wish to i) establish how insulin-induced obesity is associated with visceral fat mass and liver steatosis in an animal model of type 2 diabetes, ii) investigate how such changes are associated with relevant blood and tissue markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease, and iii) investigate how insulin-induced weight gain in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with changes in markers of cardiovascular disease.Contact:
Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt
Direct Phone: (+45) 35333163
M Sc In Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Ugi Masters Prize Scholarships , University College London, United Kingdom, 29 days ago
MSc Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine The MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine will provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of: the pharmacology of drugs; th...
Ph D Scholarships In “Rna Based Technologies For Single Cell Metabolite Analysis”, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 14 days ago
Metabolism is the foundation of all living organisms. While cells in a population are often phenotypically different, most of our current analytical approaches still probe metabolism only at the p...
Mrc Dtg Studentship, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 15 days ago
ReferenceMED1294Closing DateFriday, 6th February 2015DepartmentSchool of Medicine - Division of Cancer & Stem Cells Mechanism-driven understanding of maturation of human induced pluripotent stem c...
Ph D Position: "Generation Of Raw Material Utilizing Platform Strains By Adaptive Laboratory Evolution", Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 6 days ago
Apply no later than 15 February 2015 Apply for the job at Center for Biosustainability by completing the following form. Apply online A PhD position is available at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Ce...
Ph D Fellow In Metabolomics And Biomarkers, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 5 days ago
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in 2015 commencing 15 March or as soon as possible thereafter. Project de...
Ph D Studentship In Neuroscience & Animal Welfare Using Proxy Measures Of A Depressive Like State To Assess The Impact Of Pre Clinical Models Of Chronic Diseases On The Welfare Of Mice, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, about 18 hours ago
Closing Date: 15th March 2015 Details: Value, Duration and Start Date of the Award 3-year PhD studentship, starting on 28th September 2015. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK rate and an ...