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Research Projects

Researchers from a number of universities, led by Monash University, are currently embarking on a four year NHMRC funded project to evaluate the...
Supervisor: Dr Camille La Brooy

• Lipids are key biological molecules essential to life. Lipidomics is the characterisation and study of the complete lipidome of a biological...

Preterm birth is a public health concern, and it has been listed as one of the focuses under the Good Health and Well-Being of The Sustainable...
Supervisor: Dr Jodi Law Woan-Fei

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) plays key roles in apoptosis, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, learning, and memory, but its exact physiological...

Project Aims: Identify genetic markers that predict the risk of valproate-induced birth defects. It is recognised that women with epilepsy who...

Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in Australia, claiming on average 21 lives every day. The most common cause of a heart attack is coronary...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Lin

There has been an explosion in research and innovation of neurotechnologies (e.g. deep brain stimulation, cortical implants and brain computer...

The prevalence of diabetes and its complications is increasing resulting in substantial health and economic burden worldwide. Self-management and...
Supervisor: Dr Negar Naderpoor

An estimated 1 in 4 Australians will experience a stroke in their lifetime. There is a high prevalence of risk factors for stroke in Australia, and a...

Helicobacter pylori persistently colonize the epithelium of the stomach in roughly half of the world’s population. It is a causative agent of...

Cancer therapy and oncology has entered a new exciting era of targeted therapy and personalised patient treatment, but resistance and tumour...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Uncertainty tolerance is a psychological construct describing how individuals manage and respond to uncertainty. Given the pervasiveness of...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Lazarus

For adolescents, pharmacists have the potential to be an entry point to sexual and reproductive health services in the primary care system....
Supervisor: Dr Anisa Assifi

People in rural areas have lower access to cancer clinical trials. What factors impact on access and what strategies can be used to access these...
Supervisor: Dr Eli Ristevski

Natural disasters are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, with regional and rural communities particularly impacted by disasters such as...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

Gliomas are the most common type of intrinsic brain tumour and a major cause of morbidity and mortality for those afflicted by these highly invasive...
Supervisor: Dr Mastura Monif

Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth and yet not all women experience the same excellent pregnancy outcomes. Currently...

Autoimmune kidney diseases, particularly lupus nephritis and ANCA associated vasculitis are associated with low expression of DNase I a critical...
Supervisor: Dr Kim O'Sullivan

Many strokes are preventable with the management of modifiable risk factors with lifestyle or pharmacological interventions. Overall, ten risk...

In recent years, the landscape of cancer therapy has shifted dramatically. Novel approaches based on harnessing the patient’s own immune system have...
Supervisor: MICHAEL CHOPIN, PHD

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