Dr Peng Du
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.
- He is investigating the structural-functional relationship of gastrointestinal electrophysiology.
- He is trying to apply non-invasive techniques to record gastric electrical activity.
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
- 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)
- Angeli, T. R., Du, P., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Sathar, S., Hall, A., Asirvatham, S. J., ... O'Grady G (2017). High-resolution electrical mapping of porcine gastric slow-wave propagation from the mucosal surface. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 29 (5).10.1111/nmo.13010
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tim Angeli, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, John Windsor, Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng, Shameer Sathar
- 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
- Malysz, J., Gibbons, S. J., Saravanaperumal, S. A., Du, P., Eisenman, S. T., Cao, C., ... Ordog, T. (2017). Conditional genetic deletion of Ano1 in interstitial cells of Cajal impairs Ca2+ transients and slow waves in adult mouse small intestine. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 312 (3), G228-G245. 10.1152/ajpgi.00363.2016
- 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 surgery10.1007/s11695-017-2597-6
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli, Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng
- Du, P., O'Grady G, Paskaranandavadivel, N., Tang, S. J., Abell, T., & Cheng, L. K. (2017). Reply. Experimental physiology, 102 (1)10.1113/ep086141
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Nira Paskaranandavadivel
- Berry, R., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Du, P., Trew, M. L., O'Grady G, Windsor, J. A., & Cheng, L. K. (2017). A novel retractable laparoscopic device for mapping gastrointestinal slow wave propagation patterns. Surgical endoscopy, 31 (1), 477-486. 10.1007/s00464-016-4936-4
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nira Paskaranandavadivel, John Windsor, Mark Trew, Leo Cheng, Greg O'Grady
- Angeli, T. R., Du, P., Midgley, D., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Sathar, S., Lahr, C., ... O'Grady G (2016). Acute Slow Wave Responses to High-Frequency Gastric Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Gastroparesis Defined by High-Resolution Mapping. Neuromodulation, 19 (8), 864-871. 10.1111/ner.12454
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli, Leo Cheng, Greg O'Grady, Shameer Sathar
- Berry, R., Miyagawa, T., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Du, P., Angeli, T. R., Trew, M. L., ... Cheng, L. K. (2016). Functional physiology of the human terminal antrum defined by high-resolution electrical mapping and computational modeling. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 311 (5), G895-G902. 10.1152/ajpgi.00255.2016
Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Windsor, Mark Trew, Greg O'Grady, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli, Leo Cheng