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Influence of early life nutrition on health in adulthood

Here we will investigate the role of the balance of the three primary macronutrients, namely protein, carbohydrate and fat, on development and late life health. We will investigate the specific signalling mechanisms underlying stable changes created by certain dietary intakes that alter risk for modern chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. We will primarily use mouse models to achieve this and use mouse genetics as well as transduction via adeno-associated viruses to investigate to role of identified pathways in controlling developmental trait printing.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Nutrition, Signalling, Epigenetics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences) » Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
Clayton Campus

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