Can dietary supplementation with Krill-Oil improve ME/CFS symptoms?
We are exploring the impact of krill oil supplementation on symptoms of fatigue and pain in patients with CFS/ME. This PhD project will be embedded within a clinical trial funded by the Mason Foundation and managed by a postdoctoral research assistant. The project will assess if, in the context of a randomised controlled trial, krill oil supplementation can improve symptoms in patients with CFS/ME. We will be analysing metabolic signatures and omega3 status with a view to determining if there is a metabolomic signature of the disease or of disease severity.
Amongst others, the skillsets developed through this PhD will include:
Clinical trial experience, physiological data collection, activity and sleep monitoring, biochemical laboratory analysis and metabolomics.
Applicants should have the minimum entry requirements or equivalent as outlined on the research degrees and masters entry pathways page. An academic background in nutrition is preferred, and previous research/clinical experience including phlebotomy training are desirable.
We will work with suitably qualified applicants to apply for scholarship funding.
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