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Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health

Background: Recently, a number of studies have shown that poor oral health may impact on general health. Periodontal diseases have been identified as an independent risk factor for more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

The effect of assisted reproductive technologies on embryo development and postnatal health.

Postgraduate research studentship in the analysis of the effects of assisted reproductive technology on the normal development of the embryo. The host lab is a pioneer in the develo more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)

The cellular and molecular regulation of embryo development

Postgraduate research studentship in the molecular and cellular analysis of key embryonic transitions. The research program will investigate how changes in histone and DNA methylati more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

The role of regulatory T Lymphocytes in aberrant human immune responses

The focus is to phenotypically and functionally characterise T regulatory cells in aberrant immune responses  e.g. autoimmune and allergic diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Investigating the development of infant food allergy in the context of a maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts during pregnancy and lactation.

In this study, we will investigate how a maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts influences the development of food allergies towards these foods. We will explore both innate as well more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Will a novel form of oral peanut immunotherapy induce regulatory immune responses and modify the gastrointestinal microbiome ?

In this part of the study, we will investigate the immunological mechanisms involved in the desensitization process. This will include the effects of short chained fatty acids in th more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)