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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

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most important hormonal systems regulating both acute and chronic blood pressure. The main effector...

Tumours are a highly heterogeneous mix of multiple cellular subpopulations, each with their own unique molecular and biological properties. Studying...
Supervisor: Dr Renea Taylor

Studies in T cell mediated immunity have focused on understanding the presentation of peptides by the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and...
Supervisor: Dr Jerome Le Nours

Mitochondria are key players in health and disease. They are the main source of energy in eukaryotic cells, oxidizing sugars and fats to generate ATP...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

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