Mapping children's diseases and environmental carcinogenic emissions in Canada
University of Alberta
University of Alberta Children
Dr. Susan Gilmour
Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas
Required: English
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
BACKGROUND: Environmental stressors seem to play crucial roles in the development of disease, either to manifest during childhood or later in life. We are developing a new research program that would support clinical activities in the University of Alberta Children's Health and the Environment Centre. AIM: We are exploring geographic colocation of children
What is the aim of the project?
The student will participate in a study linking well water quality with adverse birth outcomes including congenital heart disease using geography base modelling.
What techniques and methods are used?
Database analysis, statistical analysis, data mining, Geographic Information Systems, DNA analysis (polymorphisms)
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Data & statistical analysis.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Preliminary readings and seminars.
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 presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge of statistics and lab techniques are required.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students