Associate Professor Peng Du

BE(Hons) PhD

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Associate Professor

Biography

Peng Du has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Bioengineering, both from the University of Auckland.

In 2011 he joined the Gastrointestinal Research Group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute as a Research Fellow. The focus of his research is on experimental recording and mathematical modelling of gastrointestinal electrophysiology. In particular, he is interested in using experimental data to reinforce multi-scale simulations of gastric electrical activity.

In 2012 Peng won the Vice Chancellor's Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis. Later that year, Peng was awarded a Marsden Fast Start Grant, and a Rutherford Foundation NZ Post-doctoral Fellowship. In 2013, he received a University of Auckland Early Career Excellence Award.

In 2015, he was awarded one of the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships.
 

 

Research | Current

Peng's current research focus is two-fold.

  1. He is investigating the structural-functional relationship of gastrointestinal electrophysiology.
  2. He is trying to apply non-invasive techniques to record gastric electrical activity.
     

Project links

Gastrointestinal System
 

Distinctions/Honours

2015   Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

2013   Early Career Research Excellence Award

2012   Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis

2011   Runner-up, Three Minute Thesis Competition

2010   John Carman Prize, Medical Sciences Congress

2010   Third place, SPARK Entrepreneurship Ideas Challenge

2010   i-Volve Award for Biotechnology Innovation

2009   Top student paper, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference

2007   Auckland Bioengineering Institute Prize in Biomedical Engineering
 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society New Zealand North Section (IEEE EMBS)
  • Past Secretary of the STRATUS Network for Emerging Researchers

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • QIAN, A., Du, P., Cheng, L. K., & Sneyd (2017). A Mathematical Model of the Effects of Anoctamin-1 Loss on Intestinal Slow Wave Entrainment. Paper presented at 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Seogwipo, South Korea. 11 July - 15 July 2017. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037411
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shawn Means, James Sneyd
  • Paskaranandavadivel, N., Cheng, L., Du, P., Rogers, J., & O'Grady G (2017). High-resolution mapping of gastric slow-wave recovery profiles: Biophysical model, methodology, and demonstration of applications. American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 313 (3), G265-G276. 10.1152/ajpgi.00127.2017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Nira Paskaranandavadivel
  • Berry, R., Cheng, L. K., Du, P., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Angeli, T. R., Mayne, T., ... O'Grady G (2017). Patterns of abnormal gastric pacemaking after sleeve gastrectomy defined by laparoscopic high-resolution electrical mapping. Obesity Surgery, 27 (8), 1929-1937. 10.1007/s11695-017-2597-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli-Gordon, Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng
  • Du, P., O'Grady G, & Cheng, L. K. (2017). A theoretical analysis of anatomical and functional intestinal slow wave re-entry. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 425, 72-79. 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.04.021
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Leo Cheng, Greg O'Grady
  • Calder, S., O'Grady G, Cheng, L., & Du, P. (2017). A theoretical analysis of electrogastrography (EGG) signatures associated with gastric dysrhythmias. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, 64 (7), 1592-1601. 10.1109/TBME.2016.2614277
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng
  • O'Grady G, Paskaranandavadivel, N., Du, P., Angeli, T., Erickson, J. C., & Cheng, L. K. (2017). Correct techniques for extracellular recordings of electrical activity in gastrointestinal muscle. Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 14 (6)10.1038/nrgastro.2017.15
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli-Gordon
  • Lin, A., Du, P., Dinning, P., Arkwright, J., Kamp, J., Cheng, L., ... O'Grady G (2017). High-resolution anatomic correlation of cyclic motor patterns in the human colon: Evidence of a rectosigmoid brake. American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 312 (5), G508-G515. 10.1152/ajpgi.00021.2017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Ian Bissett, Leo Cheng
  • Angeli, T., Du, P., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Sathar, S., Hall, A., Asirvatham, S., ... O'Grady G (2017). High-resolution electrical mapping of porcine gastric slow-wave propagation from the mucosal surface. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 29 (5).10.1111/nmo.13010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tim Angeli-Gordon, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, John Windsor, Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng

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UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 7, Room 747
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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