The University is offering a 3 year PhD fellowship in Identification of novel markers for early diagnosis of equine endometrial fibrosis commencing December 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is subdivided into seven sections and the PhD fellow will be included in the Section for Reproduction and Obstetrics based at Taastrup Campus near Copenhagen. The Section’s priorities are clinically applied research in veterinary reproduction and obstetrics, as wells as clinical and didactic teaching.
The PhD fellow will be part of a unique, international network of dedicated researchers within equine endometritis research. They focus on unravelling the pathogenesis of acute and chronic endometritis in the mare with a special focus on inflammation, mucosal immunology and host-pathogen interactions. A major task of the PhD project is to establish a protocol for mass spectrometry analysis of endometrial tissue, and to design and validate specific mass spectrometry libraries for analysis of serum and endometrial tissue. The study relies on a screening model of research mares already established at the University of Kentucky.
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