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Influence of early life nutrition on health in adulthood

Description 
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: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Nutrition, Signalling, Epigenetics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
School 
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences) » Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Time commitment 
Full-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
Clayton Campus

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