The immune system and leaky gut syndrome in type 1 diabetes (master thesis project) at Rigshospitalet

We are looking for a highly motivated master student to investigate the pathogenesis and ethiology of type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is a massive problem worldwide, and at the Bartholin Institute we are investigating how environmental factors contribute to the disease. Recently, we have found that specific parts of the innate immune system are important for the progression of the disease as it seems to affect the pancreatic beta cells (autoimmunity) and intestine (leaky gut). In this master project we are looking for a student to explore the involvement of enterovirus in the mechanisms behind these effects using advanced cellular models, isolated islets of Langerhans and later animal models.

The Bartholin Institute is located in the Copenhagen Biocenter and is part of the department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet. We are ambitious, but informal and have a pleasant and friendly environment.

We look for a candidate that can stay with us for preferably 1 year, but less is also a possibility. Your education is ideally molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, civil engineer or biology. Most importantly, you are dedicated and ambitious.

Contact:
Group Leader Martin Haupt-Jørgensen martin.haupt-joergensen@regionh.dk or Postdoc Kristina Pedersen kristina.pedersen@regionh.dk.

Check us out at our website https://www.rigshospitalet.dk/english/departments/centre-of-diagnostic-investigation/bartholin-instituttet/Pages/default.aspx

Start date:

From January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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