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A biomarker is an objectively measured characteristic of a normal or pathologic biological process. The development of novel interventions to treat,...

Haematology Micro-platforms. The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. The Haematology Micro-platforms Group, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases...
Supervisor: Dr Warwick Nesbitt

Schizophrenia is a complex neuropsychiatric condition with a broad symptom profile, and current treatments are inadequate in many patients. In...

Over the past decade, a number of large EEG datasets have become available, containing both data across multiple cognitive tasks and from...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

Introduction: ACTIVE-MS is a highly innovative patient participation study that will be conducted in 300 people with relapsing MS at risk of...

Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) is a global health challenge that threatens many medical advances. Infections caused by MDR...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Background: Over 400,000 Australians are affected by diabetic kidney disease. Current clinical therapies only delay the progression to end stage...

Heart failure (HF) represents a major health and economic burden with high hospital admission rates despite significant advances in treatment and...

The discovery that Rett syndrome a neurodevelopmental disorder is caused by mutations that affect the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 provided a...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Genetic variants have been found to cause epilepsy as well as affect how people respond to treatment. Whole exome sequencing is a new method of...

The menopause transition is a time of significant hormonal changes. Mood changes, including anxiety and depression are frequently reported during the...

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most significant and immediate threats to health in Australia and globally. As an Infectious Diseases...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has rapidly emerged as the most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in Australia. This has...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric condition, and existing medications are not satisfactory. In particular, cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia,...
Supervisor: Dr Matt Hudson

The application of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in the clinical care of patients with epilepsy is increasingly viable as the cost of these assays...

A common set of pathological processes contribute to most, if not all, neurodegenerative diseases. The processes include chronic activation of...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Harding

Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) and Spinocerebellar ataxia’s (SCA’s) are rare, genetic neurodegenerative diseases that are associated with profound and...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Harding

Background: Macrophages play an important role in the immune response. Dysregulation of this immune response can lead to a range of inflammatory...
Supervisor: Dr Jess Salmon

IgE antibodies are a predominant cause of allergic and asthmatic immune responses. We are interested in understanding how long the cells that produce...
Supervisor: Dr Marcus Robinson

Approximately 150,000 people are currently living with focal epilepsy in Australia, and over one third have seizures which cannot be controlled with...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Neal

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