Bachelor and master thesis projects in the Experimental pharmacology and toxicology group are offered based on our currently ongoing projects (see research group). Bachelor projects are exclusively non-experimental and typically deals with a hot topic in relation to our ongoing PhD projects. Projects that relates to diseases in humans are preferred but also companion animal pharmacology projects are frequently accepted.

Master thesis projects are always experimental and ranges from participation in full scale animal studies to working on a part of a PhD project. It is always our goal that a master thesis student eventually becomes co-author on a future scientific peer-reviewed publication, which requires a highly dedicated effort. Our goal is usually achieved.

Resent bachelor projects include e.g.

  • Animal models of diet induced obesity
  • Therapeutic potential of brown adipose tissue
  • Animal models of diabetic nephropathy
  • The role of lipotoxicity in the development of type 2 diabetes
  • Animal models of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Therapeutic potential of FGF21 in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • The role of vitamin C deficiency in heart disease
  • The guinea pig as a suitable animal model for human atherosclerosis
  • Animal models of haemophilia
  • The application of transdermal fentanyl in pain treatment of pigs
  • Vitamin C’s potential as chemotherapeutic
  • Antioxidants in the treatment of stroke
  • Treatment options of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs
  • Principles of anaesthesia in dogs with chronic heart failure
  • The effect of chronic euglycemic hyper insulinemia in the CNS
  • High dose vitamin C as a putative chemotherapeutic in human cancer
  • A high fat-diet streptozotozine induced diabetic rat model
  • Oral insulin
  • Therapeutic options in the treatment of unwanted behaviour in dogs suffering from anxiety
  • Physiological challenges in chemical immobilization of brown bears
  • Insulin treatment and weight gain

Resent master projects include e.g.

  • Vitamin C deficiency and early brain development
  • Effects of high fat diet on liver steatosis in guinea pigs
  • Effect of insulin-induced hypoglycaemia in rats
  • Diet induced obesity in guinea pigs
  • Placental transport of vitamin C in guinea pigs
  • Spatial learning and memory in guinea pigs – the effect of postnatal vitamin C levels studied by the Morris water maze
  • The guinea pig as a model of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Biological variation of inbred and outbred animals in experimental studies

Contact Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt (jopl@sund.ku.dk ) or Pernille Tveden-Nyborg for more information.