University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8M5

Neurodegenerative Lipidomics Training Program

Program Information
Degree: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Behavioral SciencesBiochemistryBiostatisticsCell/Cellular and Molecular BiologyComputer ScienceNeurologyNeurosciencePsychology, GeneralStructural BiologySystematic Biology/Biological SystematicsSystems Engineering
Description This unique trans-institutional training program in “neurolipidomics” is designed for basic scientists and clinical trainees focused on training highly qualified personnel to identify and reverse pathogenic global and regional changes in lipid metabolism that render our brain vulnerable to Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and stroke. Our mission is to develop trainees with: new insight into underlying metabolic mechanisms precipitating neurodegenerative disease, new strategies to treat these intractable diseases, new capacity to represent, communicate, and model this insight in 2D and 3D modes of medical representation, an ethical understanding and conceptual framework in which to base experimental and translational decisions, an ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams.
Website: Neurodegenerative Lipidomics Training Program at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine
Areas of Research: Research is performed in one of more of six themes: 1) Mapping neurodegenerative lipidomes in human and experimental models of disease; 2) High-throughput screening of underlying signalling mechanisms of key lipid species and key regulators of lipid function in simple model systems; 3) Identifying lipid-protein and lipid-lipid interactions that alter organelle or protein / lipid target function; 4) Characterizing and validating circulating lipid biomarkers in human and experimental models of disease; 5) Identifying natural products and their active compounds that act as lipid modulators for strategic intervention; 6) Representing and statistically validating lipidomic changes, disseminating and communicating large datasets, developing hybrid biomedical representations and statistical models of neurodegenerative disease.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014