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This project aims to engineer new biomaterials that can permanently integrate with the brain. This project expects to generate new knowledge using...

Every ageing woman faces potentially debilitating physical symptoms following the cessation of ovarian function at menopause. Crucially, many of...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Walton

Gonadal-derived inhibin A and inhibin B are essential factors in mammalian reproduction, negatively regulating pituitary production of follicle...

This project aims to determine how antibiotic resistance and toxin plasmids are replicated and maintained in this important bacterial pathogen
Supervisor: Professor Julian Rood

Pleurotolysin: a pore forming toxin from the carnivorous oyster mushroom

Protein-RNA interactions are integral to cellular biology – both in normal cellular function and also in cells subject to the stresses of viral...

Background: Factors influencing the life-histories of a species are poorly understood and little is known about how ecology modulates the pace of...
Supervisor: A/Prof Luca Fiorenza

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) produced by Glutamic Acid Descarboxylase (GAD) is the most abundant neurotransmitter inhibitor in the CNS and is...

When someone develops acute kidney injury, clinical care is directed towards supporting them to allow their kidneys to repair. Sometimes this is not...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Evans

The laboratory is interested in the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that govern cell identity, in particular pluripotency and the...

Plasmin (Plm) plays a crucial role in blood clot dissolution (fibrinolysis), inflammation, cellular migration and wound healing. Alpha2-antiplasmin (...
Supervisor: Dr Ruby Law

Natural killer (NK) cells are the founding members of the innate lymphoid cell family and contribute to the rapid production of inflammatory...

The mammalian oocyte is the largest cell in the body and undergoes two highly specialised asymmetric meiotic cell divisions. Coordination of...

The Bcl-2 family of proteins is crucial for apoptosis (a form of programmed cell death) regulation. The Bcl-2 proteins are synthesized in cytosolic...

Hypertension and its associated complications affect men and women during different stages of their lives. Our research is focusing on what controls...
Supervisor: Dr Katrina Colafella

Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or infection. A key feature of inflamed tissues is the accumulation of leukocytes (white blood cells),...

The Combes laboratory has opportunities for postgraduate research projects in the fields of bioinformatics/single cell genomics, developmental...
Supervisor: Dr Alex Combes

The two sites at which MGSP collaborates, Virunga and Bwindi, have a wealth of lifetime behavioural data, veterinary records, ecological data, and...
Supervisor: Dr Jason Massey

Spontaneous synchronization is a common phenomenon occurring in diverse contexts, from a group of glowing fireflies or chirping crickets in a field...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to increase worldwide leading to premature mortality. About 30% of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...

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