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Led by Dr. Aya Mousa and Prof. Helena Teede Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common metabolic disorder affecting 15-20% of pregnancies,...
Supervisor: Dr Aya Mousa

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...

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...

A comparison of the outcomes of the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation utilising radiofrequency, cryotherapy or high intensity focused...

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

A Multicentre comparison of techniques in collagenase in the management of Dupuytrens disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an incurable disease that affects approximately 1 in 200 young Australians, with increasing incidence worldwide. Up to...
Supervisor: Dr Edward Giles

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....

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is a major public health issue,...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

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...

Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are 10 times more likely to develop epilepsy compared with age-matched controls. The treatment of recurrent...

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

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