Involvement of the innate immune system and virus in type 1 diabetes 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 isolated islets of Langerhans and 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 candidates 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.

The preferred candidate has passed an laboratory animal course.

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 Januar 2022 or as soon thereafter

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