New research group at BRIC – University of Copenhagen

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11 January 2010

New research group at BRIC

Associate Professor, Roger Pocock has started a research group at BRIC

Roger Pocock has a BSc degree in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Wales, UK and a DPhil degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK. From 2004-2009 he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Medical Center, USA. He has published in high rank journals such as Nature Neuroscience and Development.

The major focus of the Pocock Group is to understand how the nervous system responds to hypoxic stress. Hypoxia plays key roles in the pathophysiology of cancer, neurological dysfunction, myocardial infarction and lung disease. The Pocock group will use Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system to study the effect of oxygen on neuronal development and function.