Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a PhD candidate working on the causes and pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with focus on the genetic and fetal origins of the syndrome under the supervision of Prof. Raymond Rodgers.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a syndrome with reproductive, endocrine and metabolic symptoms, affecting about 10% of women of reproductive age. Recently, the expression of PCOS candidate genes across gestation has been studied in the human and bovine ovaries. However, studies delineating the upstream mechanisms/pathways regulating these genes during fetal development are very limited. This study seeks to explore potential upstream regulators of PCOS candidate genes.
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2020 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Masters in Medical Research (Microbiology) 2008 - 2012 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana BSc. (Hons) degree in Biochemistry
Research InterestsBiochemistry & Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Cell Biology Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Software Developmental Genetics Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics Medical Microbiology Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry Molecular Medicine Early Origins of Health Fertility and Conception Pregnancy and Birth
Year Citation 2016 Chiwunze, T. E., Azumah, R., Ramtahal, M., Somboro, A. M., Arvidsson, P. I., Kruger, H. G., . . . Naicker, T. (2016). Organocatalyzed mannich reactions on minocycline: Towards novel tetracycline antibiotics. South African Journal of Chemistry, 69, 72-78.
2016 Azumah, R., Dutta, J., Somboro, A., Ramtahal, M., Chonco, L., Parboosing, R., . . . Govender, T. (2016). In vitro evaluation of metal chelators as potential metallo- β -lactamase inhibitors. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 120(4), 860-867.
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