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Massey University's Endocrinology Research Laboratory uses radioimmunoassay and ELISA methods to measure hormones and other biological compounds for commercial clients, in collaborative research projects, and for student and staff projects.
We develop methods to measure hormones in a wide range of biological samples. We contribute to study design, data analysis, interpretation of results and manuscript preparation and publication.
We undertake collaborative research in endocrinology with colleagues in New Zealand and overseas. Collaborations often involve the shipment of samples to our laboratory, and we also contribute to projects where samples are assayed overseas.
Current research interests include:
Our ELISA and radioimmunoassay methods measure hormone concentrations in human endocrinology studies, and we have measured human salivary and plasma melatonin. Our methods measure concentrations of a wide range of biologically important compounds.
For example we have used our expertise in these methods to measure serum concentrations of six biomarkers of bone and cartilage function in horses. We analysed data from this study and used principal components analysis to derive factor scores that could distinguish between groups of horses that could not be distinguished from individual biomarker concentrations alone.
For more information about our research activity, click on individual researchers' names below.
Professor - School of Veterinary Science
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016