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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

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

Antibiotics are a precious and diminishing resource. There is a desperate need to reduce or replace the use of antibiotics to treat bacterial...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

One of the major areas of interest in our laboratory is the importance of chemokines and their receptors in the regulation of immune responses and...
Supervisor: Dr Remy Robert

Throughout life exposure to a vast array of pathogens shapes our immune system to establish a repertoire of specific memory T cells that can be...
Supervisor: Dr Nicole Mifsud

Acute kidney injury can occur in multiple hospital settings, including after major surgery (particularly when cardiopulmonary bypass is required),...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Evans

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) is a simple, safe, inexpensive bedside neuromodulation technique that has been shown to induce a wide range of...
Supervisor: Dr Steven Miller

A new frontier in biomedical research will involve watching individual proteins work in real time, in living organs. Traditionally, researchers have...

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