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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is highly prevalent, with an estimated 370 million affected individuals worldwide, and this is predicted to double by 2030....
Supervisor: Professor Colby Zaph

Fibrosis is defined as the hardening and/or scarring of various organs including the heart and kidney, which usually results from abnormal wound...

Current clinical management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a common sleep disorder, uses constant positive airway pressure as first-line...
Supervisor: Dr Brad Edwards

We have recently discovered a very potent antibody targeting the chemokine receptor CXCR3, a promising target for the treatment of inflammatory and...
Supervisor: Dr Remy Robert

The Monash Vision Group is developing a cortical vision prosthesis to restore vision to the blind. We currently have various projects focussed around...
Supervisor: Dr Yan Wong

The project aims to develop and deploy to the scientific community a robust method to target and isolate discrete regions within a frozen biological...

The growing problem of antibiotic resistance underlies the critical need to develop new treatments to prevent and control resistant bacterial...
Supervisor: Dr Sheena McGowan

Adaptive optics (AO) are used to improve the performance of optical systems. Through the use of AO, it is possible to compensate for any distortion...

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease resulting in the destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. T1D...

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an important last-line treatment for advanced prostate cancer. ADT initially works well but eventually fails in...
Supervisor: Dr Renea Taylor

The functions of at least half of the proteins encoded in the genome of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites remain unknown. Understanding protein...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

A high body mass index (a clinical measure of adiposity) at mid‐life is an acknowledged risk factor for Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). Potential...

Insulin‐regulated aminopeptidase, IRAP, is highly expressed in fat and skeletal muscle where is it found to accompany the insulin‐responsive glucose...

The identification of classical brown and beige adipocytes in white fat depots in adults humans has heralded a new era in adipose tissue biology with...
Supervisor: Dr Garron Dodd

Chronic infectious diseases have a devastating effect on global health. HIV and Plasmodium falciparum both cause chronic disease and have evaded...
Supervisor: Dr Kim Jacobson

Women are born with a limited supply of eggs (oocytes) in their ovaries and are unable to make new eggs after birth. Because of this, the number and...
Supervisor: Dr Amy Winship

RESEARCH PROJECT BACKGROUND: The endocrine system controls cell-cell communication and coordinates almost all our daily activities. Abnormalities in...

MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE 4-year Doctoral Program; Stipends: $33,413/year; Conference support: $5,000; Industry placement; Advanced...

Vaccines exploit the ability of the immune system to provide heightened, tailored responses to pathogens if the host has been infected prior – this...
Supervisor: Dr Kim Jacobson

We wish to understand the detailed molecular events that underlie the recruitment and regulation of chromatin-modifying complexes by their co‐factor...

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