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The eukaryotic genome consists of two classes of genes preceded by distinctly different promoter sequences. Housekeeping genes (90%) code for...
Supervisor: Dr Dominika Elmlund

This is a unique opportunity to look at an area of the brain whose function is almost completely unknown. This project will involve exploration of...
Supervisor: Dr David Reser

Traumatic brain injury can have profound and long lasting impacts on an individuals cognition, emotions, relationships, ability to work and study, as...
Supervisor: Miss Amelia Hicks

We wish to revolutionise the treatment of autoimmune diseases. We are hoping to devise strategies to eliminate harmful auto reactive cells using...

Interventions for the prevention and treatment of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy Prof. Helena Teede and Dr Aya Mousa Gestational diabetes mellitus (...
Supervisor: Dr Aya Mousa

Current transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocols are designed based on abnormal activity of isolated brain regions. This notion is...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

Good sleep is vital for good physical and mental health. The average Australian adult spends 8 hours a night sleeping, corresponding to ~30% of their...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) plays key roles in apoptosis, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, learning, and memory, but its exact physiological...

Project Aims: Identify genetic markers that predict the risk of valproate-induced birth defects. It is recognised that women with epilepsy who...

Background: A novel class of agents, the Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor (GLP-1R) agonists have recently been introduced to treat type 2 diabetes....

Helicobacter pylori persistently colonize the epithelium of the stomach in roughly half of the world’s population. It is a causative agent of...

Expressions of interest are sought from potential PhD students, particularly with a pharmacy background and working knowledge of Australian pharmacy...

Heart surgery carries a risk of death that can be calculated before the operation. This risk is dependent on patient factors (such as age and other...
Supervisor: Dr Tim Coulson

Heart surgery carries a risk of death that can be calculated before the operation. This risk is dependent on patient factors (such as age and other...
Supervisor: Dr Tim Coulson

Developing parenting strategies to combat obesity. Assoc Prof Lisa Moran, Dr Siew Lim Up to 50% of Australian women are overweight or obese...
Supervisor: Dr Siew Lim

Excess body weight is a major and leading factor in overall disease burden worldwide and if left unabated could lead to falls in overall life...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) represents the gold standard for radiological diagnosis and monitoring of neurological diseases such as multiple...
Supervisor: Dr Scott Kolbe

Infectious diseases continue to be a major burden on global health. They contribute to global inequities, especially in low-middle income countries...
Supervisor: Dr Jack Richards

Drowsy driving is responsible for around 30% of all motor vehicle crashes, as reduced sleep results in drivers being inattentive and unresponsive to...

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