Professor Paul Freeman Dip ECVN
Professor Paul Freeman Dip ECVN is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Department of Veterinary Medicine
The role of calcification in intervertebral disc herniation is poorly understood. We are shedding new light on this process through use of Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance, with the goal of elucidating a more precise association with intervertebral disc disease in both dogs and humans, as well as a better understanding of the pathway of calcification. Our ultimate aim is to develop a mechanism to interfere with or stop the process of calcification and which should lead to a reduction in the incidence of disease.
Atomic force microscopy
Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy
Nuclear magnetic resonance
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