Offshore saturation divers' vascular health study

A PhD study addressing the vascular health of active offshore divers started at the NTNU barophysiology group in 2014 and will run through 2018: Offshore saturation divers' health: vascular function and the effect of antioxidant supplementation.

In this study, PhD-candidate Fatima Zohra Kiboub examines offshore saturation divers' vascular function and the effect of daily intake of antioxidant vitamins C and E. Her work is be divided between an offshore vessel where the divers live while on assignments and the laboratory facilities of the NTNU Department for Circulation and Medical Imaging where analyses are performed.

As well as being a PhD candidate at the NTNU Medical Faculty, Kiboub is employed as lead QHSE engineer at the Norwegian branch of the subsea engineering firm Technip. Her study is funded jointly by Technip and the Norwegian Research Council through the industrial PhD scheme designed to increase the recruitment of researchers to Norwegian industry, boost long-term competence-building and increase research efforts in business and industry and enhance interaction between academia and industry.

Kiboub's main supervisor is NTNU researcher Ingrid Eftedal. Co-supervisors are Technip diving manager Øyvind Loennechen and NTNU researcher Andreas Møllerløkken.

This is the first time the NTNU barophysiology group is engaged in an industrial PhD collaboration, and we are very happy to welcome Fatima Zohra Kiboub into our group for an important and challenging study.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:34:43 +0200