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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

Cancer cells can acquire stromal or developmental-like phenotypes allowing them to masquerade as other cell types, making the challenge of...
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Flanagan

Everyday we're faced with a multitude of choices - some big, some small. We look at the information available to us, and make a decision. How is...
Supervisor: Dr Maureen Hagan

Recent technological advances in micro and nano-fabrication technology and high-yield electrophysiology techniques allowed us to record the activity...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

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

Currently, there are no clinically approved antiviral drugs that are highly effective against coronaviruses. Our understanding of the molecular-...
Supervisor: Dr Nadinath Nillegoda

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

A major neglected environmental issue is contamination from synthetic chemicals. These chemicals encompass a vast and rapidly growing number of...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Stringer

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

Current life science studies benefit from impressive imaging capabilities, but full realisation of their potential is often hindered by the...

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

"In Vivo Biosensing" is an emerging field in which disease-related biomarkers (including ions, metabolites and proteins) are monitored in a...
Supervisor: Dr Sheena McGowan

Here we will investigate the role of the balance of the three primary macronutrients, namely protein, carbohydrate and fat, on development and late...
Supervisor: Dr Adam Rose

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