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Genetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm

About the project

The heritability of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is around 70% but the genetic determinants are poorly defined. This project uses data from a genome wide association study and also next generation sequencing to investigate novel genetic determinants of AAA risk. This could provide novel targets for drug development for AAA.

More information

Field of research Cardiology
Project location JCU Townsville, Townsville University Hospital
Eligible student HDR only; honours
Project activities clinical; statistics
Does this project require patient contact no
Does this project require patient data yes
Project prerequisites Ideally the student would have prior experience in genetics although this maybe able to be learnt. A key requirement is sufficient time to commit as completion of research studies is very time consuming.

Application process

If you are interested in this project and meet the prerequisites click the button below to email Jonathan Golledge attach a copy of your resume and include this and that information