An opportunity has arisen for a 12-month, full-time Master of Research (MRes) studentship within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham Medical School part-funded by HC International SA
to study the effects of a very low-calorie diet on cardiometabolic health markers in healthy humans
Start Date: 01 October 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated postgraduate student interested in carrying out cutting-edge biomedical research in collaboration with a leading industrial health wellness partner. This 1-year studentship is available to work under the supervision of Prof. Kostas Tsintzas at the School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK; and Dr George Gaitanos at Chenot | HC International SA, Weggis, Switzerland.
The project involves a nutritional intervention in healthy individuals to investigate the effects of short-term low-calorie diets with low (fasting-mimicking) and high protein content on markers and risk factors for ageing and cardiometabolic health identified by the application of relevant biochemical and molecular biology techniques (including real-time PCR and Western blotting). The knowledge generated from this work will have important implications for the development of interventions to promote healthy ageing, one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century.
The MRes student will benefit from working in a highly regarded laboratory in UK acquiring a range of human in vivo and ex vivo research skills. The student is expected to spend considerable time (~2 months) in the research laboratories of Chenot | HC International SA, Switzerland, where the human intervention will take place.
Students with a strong background in human physiology, exercise science, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related subject are strongly encouraged to apply for this post. Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a first or upper-second class Honours degree or equivalent in one of the above subject areas. Laboratory research experience (either through work placements or final year project) would be advantageous.
Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only. The studentship will cover all university fees and costs associated with the industrial secondment (but not maintenance stipend in UK).
Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter, including full contact details of two referees, to Prof. Kostas Tsintzas [firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information please contact Prof. Kostas Tsintzas [email@example.com].
Closing Date: 08 Sep 2023 Category: Studentships