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Age-related olfactory sensory decay, including smell loss and defective odor-discrimination, during normal and pathological aging is a prominent...
Supervisor: Dr Jie Liu

Viruses pose one of the grand challenges to human and animal health globally and within Australia. Viral disease progression is critically dependent...
Supervisor: Dr Gregory Moseley

Currently the only available effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the most...
Supervisor: Dr Aneta Stefanidis

Currently the only available effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the most...

During aging in human, joints, tendons and skin deteriorate both morphologically and functionally, resulting in a progressive physiological...
Supervisor: Dr Jie Liu

We develop methods for single particle electron microscopy (SPEM). Our SPEM developments are motivated by our interest in transcriptional control...
Supervisor: Dr Dominika Elmlund

Our vision: "driving excellence in medical research to build a healthier future" Our research centres on an exciting development in...

Studies from lower order organisms such as flies and worms have shown that mild mitochondrial dysfunction invokes a stress response that promotes...
Supervisor: Dr Adam Rose

RESEARCH BACKGROUND Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common of the neurodegenerative disorders, affecting 1-2% of the population...
Supervisor: Dr Michael Lazarou

The epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal failure represents a crisis for health world-wide. Recent work indicates that CKD...

Metallo‐peptidases cleave amino acids from either the N‐ and C‐termini of peptide hormones to either generate or degrade biologically active peptides...

Fibroblasts in the lymph nodes are able to regulate differentiation and localization of innate and adaptive immune cells. They are also a primary...
Supervisor: Dr Kostas Knoblich

TCR recognition of peptide + MHC class I complexes (pMHCI) is central to CD8+ T cell function. It is clear that the nature of the TCR-pMHCI...

DC take up, process and present antigen (Ag) to T cells to initiate immune responses. There are multiple DC subsets that are tailored for different...

The success of the immune system in protecting the host from a multitude of foreign pathogens is in large part due to its adaptability. The immune...
Supervisor: Dr Kim Jacobson

A central feature of inflammatory diseases is the migration of white blood cells into the affected tissues. This is controlled by a group of proteins...

We are interested in defining the biological principles that define connectivity between cells in the primate brain. This requires information about...

A blow to the head causes a number of behavioural, cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor problems. We are interested in the brain changes that...

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has a mortality rate 12 times higher than the annual death rate from all causes in females aged 15 to 24. Currently, there is...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has a mortality rate 12 times higher than the annual death rate from all causes in females aged 15 to 24. Currently, there is...

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