Projects
Name
The role of the activity of cyclooxygenase-2 in the development of insulin resistance
University
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - National Defense Medicine Center, Taipei
Domain
Biophysics and Medical Physics
Departement
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, National Defense Medical Center
Head
Prof. yia-ping Liu
Tutor
Po-Shiuan Hsieh, MD, PhD
Languages
English, Mandarin
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The aim of this project is to evaluate the possible involvement of COX2 in the development of diet-induced insulin resistance and the underlying mechanisms. Using the different diet-induced insulin resistant models, we will examine the relationship of COX2 activity and the indicators of oxidative stress and insulin resistance in circulation and different insulin-sensitive tissues during different time periods of diet intervention
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this project is to evaluate the possible involvement of COX2 in the development of diet-induced insulin resistance and the underlying mechanisms.
What techniques and methods are used?
Using the different diet-induced insulin resistant models, we will examine the relationship of COX2 activity and the indicators of oxidative stress and insulin resistance in circulation and different insulin-sensitive tissues during different time periods of diet intervention.
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?
The exchange student is expected to learn the basic skills required for the assigned experiment and would act as the helper during the study. He/she would involve in the group meeting and discuss the prospective results.
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 scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic lab skills such as pippeting, weighting and concept of cell culture.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- NONE