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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an incredibly aggressive form of lung cancer with limited treatment options, begging the need for major therapeutic...

Our group focuses of studying dendritic cells (DC) by analysing the cell surface receptors they express with the view that these receptors contribute...

The MACPF/CDC family proteins use a common fold to oligomerise into a ring-shaped transmembrane pore capable of either direct cell lysis or passive...

The eukaryotic genome consists of two classes of genes preceded by distinctly different promoter sequences. Housekeeping genes (90%) code for...
Supervisor: Dr Hans Elmlund

This exciting project will use genetic techniques to identify mechanisms that control brain development in the Caenorhabditis elegans model. The C....

Hunger can tune our sense of smell to help find food, identify foods high in calories and affect memories associated with food. Currently, we do not...

Group A Streptococcus hijacks host plasminogen to facilitate colonization and dissemination. This infection can lead to life-threatening infections...
Supervisor: Dr Ruby Law

Persistent hunger-sensing in the absence of food availability serves to promote adaptive behaviours that enable food seeking in potentially novel and...

Despite current diabetes management, patients with glucose-lowering therapies often deal with hypoglycemia, a condition with abnormally low blood...

Despite current diabetes management, patients with glucose-lowering therapies often deal with hypoglycemia, a condition with abnormally low blood...
Supervisor: Dr Romana Stark

To be able to stave off infections and cancers throughout life, our immune systems first need to recognise and tolerate the ~200 different cell types...
Supervisor: Dr Stephen Daley

The adaptive arm of immune system uses lymphocytes to generate antibody and memory responses to challenges throughout life. Three lineages of...
Supervisor: Dr Martin Davey

The adaptive arm of immune system uses lymphocytes to generate antibody and memory responses to challenges throughout life. Three lineages of...
Supervisor: Dr Martin Davey

Shortly following invasion, Babesia bovis induces the formation of unique structures on the RBC surface, which we have termed ‘ridges’. Importantly,...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

Infection triggers large-scale changes in the phenotype and function of killer T cells that are critical for immune function, yet the gene regulatory...

Stroke is a debilitating disease that can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. At present, there are very few treatment...
Supervisor: Dr Bradley Broughton

Aim 1: Identify the impact of the anatomic handover on Australian medical student’s perception of anatomy? Aim 2: How do anatomy conversions of...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Lazarus

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

Background: Approximately 10% of infants worldwide are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), at a time when their kidneys are still...
Supervisor: Professor Mary Black

MzMine is a software package that is both free and open source. It is one of several packages that is heavily used by the metabolomics community for...
Supervisor: Dr Ralf Schittenhelm

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