Projects
Name
Genetics of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes
University
Slovenia (SloMSIC) - University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Domain
Histology
Departement
University Ljubljana, Medical faculty, Institute of histology and embryology
Head
prof. dr. Daniel Petrovič, dr. med.
Tutor
Professor Daniel Petrovic, MD, PhD
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and Tag Man analysis of diabetics with chronic complications ? the aim is to find genetic markers of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes.
Student will participate in lab work. He/she may also participate in poster/paper (depending on the interest and preliminary knowledge).
For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles: ___
1. Petrovic MG, Osredkar J, Saraga-Babić M, Petrovic D.: K469E polymorphism of the intracellular adhesion molecule 1 gene is associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in Caucasians with type 2 diabetes. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2008 Jul;36(5):468-72.
2. Petrovic MG, Cilensek I, Petrovic D.: Manganese superoxide dismutase gene polymorphism (V16A) is associated with diabetic retinopathy in Slovene (Caucasians) type 2 diabetes patients. Dis Markers. 2008;24(1):59-64.
What is the aim of the project?
the aim is to find genetic markers of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes.
What techniques and methods are used?
PCR and Tag Man
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Student will participate in lab work. He/she may also participate in poster/paper (depending on the interest and preliminary knowledge).
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
yes
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge regarding the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) analysis is helpful, but not necessary.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
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Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
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