The North-East Scotland (NES) Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Alliance Masters Training Programme (MTP) in cardiovascular and diabetes medicine is an exciting new MTP that will expand interdisciplinary cardiovascular and diabetes research between the University of Aberdeen and the University of Dundee.
Identification of a new brain to heart circuit controlling cardiac function
Prof Lora Heisler, Chair in Human Nutrition, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen
Dr Colin Murdoch, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee
- Cardiac hypertrophy is associated with long term risk of heart failure. This project investigates whether a specific brain chemical called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) sends a cascade of commands to control cardiac function.
- The project takes advantage of experienced supervisors at the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee who are experts in brain and cardiac function.
- Students will be trained in state of the art technology to pursue this research with the ultimate aim of identifying new targets for future treatment development.
- For further information on the project particulars, please contact the primary supervisor via the enquire now function below.
This opportunity to achieve an MSc by Research as part of this flagship collaborative programme between the two universities. Based either in Aberdeen or Dundee but with cross-institutional training opportunities, students will be embedded in vibrant multidisciplinary research teams with a mix of cardiovascular/diabetes clinicians and scientists. Excellent research training opportunities are provided, including MTP specific training events, and more general training and educational activities in the universities, highlighted for example by the newly established Doctoral Academy in Dundee.
Applicants must possess or be expected to possess by the time of starting the MSc, at least one of the following:
- First class, or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent
- Postgraduate Masters degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent
Full application instructions and further information can be found here