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Epigenetics describes dynamic molecular modifications ‘above the level of the DNA’ which do not alter the genetic code but influence the way the...
Supervisor: A/Prof. Joanne Ryan

Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) is a global health challenge that threatens many medical advances. Infections caused by MDR...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

We have currently 3 randomised controlled trial investigating effects of a food supplement Carnosine on several chronic diseases including obesity,...

Opportunities exist to join a world leading team in translational cell therapy research. Projects offered include lab work in cell characterisation,...
Supervisor: Dr Atul Malhotra

Central neural circuits subserving nutrient–activated thermogenesis - the basis of post prandial energy expenditure The ability to treat overweight...

Preterm infants are at high risk of brain injury, mainly due to low blood flow and oxygenation in the brain. With this project we aim to assess the...

Knee osteoarthritis is a major public health problem. The role of bone, integral to the pathogenesis of knee OA, is receiving increasing attention as...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

Changes in work, including widescale unemployment and reductions in working hours, have been one of the major consequences of measures introduced to...
Supervisor: Dr Daniel Griffiths

We have discovered a new cytokine exclusively expressed in the female reproductive tract, which is essential for the optimal response to Sexually...

There is overlap between depressive symptom and MS symptoms, such as fatigue, altered sleep patterns, appetite changes, impaired memory and...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Grech

Our research is focussed on understanding how viruses and bacteria cause exacerbations of inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic...
Supervisor: Dr Belinda Thomas

Proteins containing a PHIST (Plasmodium helical interspersed sub-telomeric) domain constitute a multi- member family that are present in the most...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

The mechanisms by which Babesia bovis causes severe disease in susceptible cattle are not well understood, however, it is clear that alterations to...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

For the majority of DSD cases the underlying genetic aetiology is unknown. In males Sox9 is a critical ‘hub’ gene involved in sexual development. We...

Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified as one of the top three dangerous Gram-negative hospital pathogens as it can cause a range of life-...

Our research program is focused on fibroblast-like stromal cells found in secondary lymphoid organs and tumours. These cells create the structure on...
Supervisor: Dr Anne Fletcher

The release of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is a property that has been conserved by both multi- and unicellular organisms during evolution. One of...

This project will investigate the machinery involved in mitochondrial fission and fusion and the relationship between mitochondrial dynamics and...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Background: Our group is involved in an Australia-wide program (www.kidgen.org.au) which aims to identify novel causative genes in patients with...

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