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The neonatal lung is constantly exposed to countless environmental challenges, including respiratory pathogens. The lung has evolved a local immune...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent, progressive condition leading to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide....

During the COVID-19 epidemic in Victoria, many parts of the healthcare system were changed. Patient flows, such as which wards patients are admitted...
Supervisor: Dr Michael Lydeamore

Vascular endothelial growth factor D (VEGF-D) is a protein produced in the body to aid in the growth of lymphatic vessels (similar to blood vessels,...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple

Virtually all cardiac functions, including the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) follow a circadian rhythm. Loss of appropriate timing keeping...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Class IA PI3Ks are activated by receptor tyrosine kinase receptors and are critical regulators of adaptive heart growth and cardiac protection under...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Since the human genome project, much of molecular biology research has focussed on understanding the fundamental principles of gene regulation as it...
Supervisor: Dr Omer Gilan

Coordinated brain activity underpins all cognitive processes. Specifically, certain cognitive tasks are thought to be driven by brain rhythms...

To date, there has been no standard and validated threshold for assays to distinguish probable vaccine-induced seropositive or probable natural...

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Asia-Pacific region. Efforts to eliminate malaria are constrained by a lack of highly...
Supervisor: Dr Freya Fowkes

Shigella and enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) are important human pathogens that cause severe diarrhoea and dysentery. Despite the fact that they are...
Supervisor: Dr Jane Hawkey

Lung cancer affects 12,500 Australians each year and is characterised by rapid disease progression, complex multidisciplinary management and a poor 5...

Visual snow (VS) is a persistent visual disturbance, described as viewing the world through a veil of flickering dots, or static, much like the ‘snow...

Most neurological disorders, e.g. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, etc.. are associated with the build up of toxic proteins, which can...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Sinclair

The development of reliable, accurate, non-invasive methodologies for continuous, long-term seizure monitoring is a critical part of the precision...

Patients with diabetes are disproportionally affected by the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD); diabetic cardiac myopathy (DCM) affects ~20-...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Whole genome sequence data is available for the GAERS epilepsy rat model of idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE), and its sibling strain the NEC non...

Pregnancy and MS outcomes: The long-term disability outcomes of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) vary greatly, ranging from little or no disease-...
Supervisor: Dr Vilija Jokubaitis

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