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.
Investigating the regulation of insulin secretion via an orphan G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) mediated mechanism.
Dr. James Cantley (University of Dundee)
Dr. Fiona Murray (University of Aberdeen)
- Type 2 diabetes is characterised by defective insulin secretion: deeper mechanistic insights are needed to identify new drug targets and to improve disease management.
- This project seeks to investigate the role of an orphan GPCR in beta cell function using a range of in vitro and ex vivo models and techniques, providing robust data, new insights and a unique training environment.
- For further information on the project particulars, please contact the primary supervisor via the enquire now function below.
This opportunity to achieve a 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