Presenting my research – neuroscience & my interest in RDA
Since I am new to the RDA network, I wanted to present my reserach are, which is neuroscience. I am working as a postdoctoral researcher and senior teaching assistant at Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croata. My research interests are chronic stress, neurodegeneration and sex specific differences in neuronal and metabolic diseases.
I am starting my first small independent scientific project that is trying to connect chronic stress to neurodegeneration through mechanisms beyond genetics - epigenetic modification. This scientific aspect requires big data analysis, area that I am not very experienced in, but I am determined to improve my knowledge.
Also, I am involved in the study of sex specific regulation of diabetes showing different responses between sexes and between two different interventions in animal model of diabetes. One of the goals of the project is development of mathematical model for analyzing glucose and insulin tolerance tests, often used as clinical and preclinical tests for diagnosis of diabetes. These mathematical models produce data that are appropriate for open sharing among medical and biomedical community in order to develop better tests and more precise, personalized diagnostics for diabetic patients.
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The scientific aspects of my research require big data analysis, area that I am not very experienced in, but I am determined to improve my knowledge. I would like improving my knowledge about big data and open sharing, specifically in the field of biomedicine. Also, I would like to establish a collaboration with experts from the field of big data analysis and open sharing of the data among scientists. I am interested in RDA working and interest groups: Big Data IG because of its value in understanding how to select a Big Data solution for a specific scientific application and following up-to-date technological solutions in big data analysis. RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows WG is another RDA working group interesting to me which is important for researchers in developing big databases and are reflecting on world-wide situation in certain pathologies. Reproducibility is a big issue in modern science so Good Research Data Management (RDM) RDA interest group offers useful tool for scientists as a key component of research integrity, reproducible research and development of resources in sharing data.
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Medical and Health Sciences/Basic medicine
Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia