Dr Yanfei (Jacob) Qi trained in lipid metabolism and signalling in his PhD at Centenary Institute, the University of Sydney and then following Postdoctoral research at the University of NSW. Dr Qi’s current research is focused on the lipid metabolic causes of chronic human diseases, including diabetes, fatty liver, cancer and atherosclerosis and he is the recipient of an NHMRC Project Grant, NSW Health Cardiovascular Research Grant and Centenary Institute Future Leader Fellowship.
ARC grant to fuel research into cellular ageingCentenary Institute researchers have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant worth $709,714 to advance understanding of the intricate mechanisms underlying cellular ageing.Date
Orchid extract holds hope for prostate cancer treatmentResearch led by the Centenary Institute has found that a compound extracted from a commonly cultivated orchid could be a potential new treatment option for prostate cancer.Date
Enzyme insight could lead to new diabetes treatmentResearch led by the Centenary Institute has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 (SphK2) results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.Date