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Research Projects

A series of projects is embedded in our existing prospective cohort study (known as VMAX) of 745 Victorians living in metropolitan and rural areas...
Supervisor: Professor Paul Dietze

The aim of the project is to understand the personality profiles of different epilepsy syndromes. A particular focus will be on the differences...
Supervisor: Dr Charles Malpas

*** Background *** It is widely accepted that many diagnostic tests are overused, leading to unnecessary patient suffering, healthcare costs and...
Supervisor: Mr Tomas Rozbroj

Most breast cancer patients have tumours that require the female sex hormone oestrogen to grow and develop. Blocking this action of oestrogen (using...
Supervisor: Dr Colin Clyne

Understanding respiratory compromise in the first post-operative night after adenotonsillectomy - the contribution of continuous oximetry recordings

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental illness characterised by recurrent distressing mental obsessions and behavioural compulsions....
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Segrave

Young Australians frequently engage in risky single occasion drinking. This drinking pattern is associated with a variety of harms including...
Supervisor: Dr Megan Lim

Young Australians frequently engage in Risky single occasion drinking (RSOD). This drinking pattern is associated with a variety of harms including...
Supervisor: Professor Paul Dietze

HIV maturation is a highly regulated process, and viral protease has to cleave precursor of the main structural protein Gag in a sequential manner....

Pathogenic serovars of Salmonella are the causative agents of a spectrum of disease states, including typhoid fever, self-limiting gastroenteritis,...
Supervisor: Dr Jaclyn Pearson

Non-ribosomal peptide synthesis is a complex biosynthetic process that produces many medically important peptide natural products, including several...

Opportunities exist to pursue research in body composition studies of low birth weight infants. This includes growth restricted and small for...
Supervisor: Dr Atul Malhotra

We are developing a cohort of children who have lost skills and developed autism, sometimes called autistic regression. Using video footage prior to...

Understanding the effect of Upper Airway Surgery on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

FIKK kinases are unique among apicomplexan parasites. Interestingly the genome of P. falciparum encodes 20 FIKK kinases, but very little is known...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

Clostridium difficile is recognised as the major cause of nosocomial diarrhoea in Australian hospitals and in hospitals worldwide. Chronic colitis...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder, present in at least 11% of adult men and 3% of adult women and is an independent risk factor for...
Supervisor: Dr Brad Edwards

Pathogenic enteric bacteria often occupy distinct ecological niches, and have evolved specific genomic characteristics that enable host and...
Supervisor: Dr Jaclyn Pearson

Background: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common potentially lethal Mendelian disease, affecting around 1/1000 people. It arises when...

Background: No two strokes are the same. Survivors are at increased risk of subsequent vascular events, and many have pre-existing comorbidities...

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