Dr Frederik Steyn

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
f.steyn@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65555

Overview

With expertise in the fields of Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, and Neurodegeneration, my research focus is in metabolic processess underlying disease. Awarded a PhD in August 2007 at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (the University of Otago). I hold a Senior Research Officer position at CCR, and affiliate research positions at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Wesley Medical Research.

Research Impacts

I have developed a translational research focus where I am assessing the role of altered growth and metabolism on the rate of progression of neurodegenerative disease, and in particular Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Through patient and animal directed studies I seek to repurpose endocrine and metabolic-directed treatment strategies to slow disease progression and improve quality of life for those currently living with MND.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Otago

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ngo, Shyuan T., Steyn, Frederik J., McCombe, Pamela A. and Borges, Karin (2015). High Caloric diets for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In Ronald Ross Watson and Victor R. Preedy (Ed.), Bioactive nutraceuticals and dietary supplements in neurological and brain disease: prevention and therapy (pp. 355-361) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-411462-3.00036-9

  • Steyn, Frederik J. and Chen, Chen (2013). Adiponectin. In Abba J. Kastin (Ed.), Handbook of biologically active peptides 2nd ed. (pp. 983-989) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press/Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-385095-9.00130-5

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision