Microplastic-Induced Oxidative Stress on Intestinal Barrier Function in
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
School of Medical and Life Sciences
In recent years, there has been an apparent rise in the incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) across Asia, especially within urban areas and among younger age groups. Environmental elements like dietary changes and pollution exposure have been put forth as potential explanations for this trend. Microplastic contamination that exists in the environment, food and drinking water is particularly intriguing since it may have a big impact on how the disease develops. The precise mechanisms by which microplastic influences the severity and progression of IBD remain unknown. The study aims to investigate the potential relationship between microplastic exposure and the IBD patient severity, as well as the underlying mechanisms by which microplastics may affect IBD.
Graduate Research Assistant
Number of Vacancies
- Basic Degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD) OR Science-related fields (Biomedical Science/ Biotechnology/Molecular genetics/Molecular Biology/Life Sciences OR AND Master Degree in similar fields.
- He/she must be proficient in English, with good interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
- Candidate is required to fulfill criteria set by the University in order to continue the position.
- Successful candidates will be provided with a monthly allowance of RM2,500
- Full-time enrolment into PhD Progamme at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University.