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Over the past 10 years, WHO has issued over 400 recommendations on interventions to improve maternal and perinatal healthcare. In developing these...
Supervisor: Dr Joshua Vogel

This project will contribute to the evidence base on cost-effectiveness analysis in maternal health care. It will involve identifying standardised...

The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to design techniques and build low-cost, efficient automated solutions for behavioural study in rodents...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

A hallmark characteristic in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the misfolding, aggregation...
Supervisor: Dr Nadinath Nillegoda

The novel coronavirus first identified in December 2019, and has since been identified as SARS-CoV-2, has spread rapidly around the globe. The World...

Neuroscience is becoming an exciting and multidisciplinary field, with a combination of biology, psychology, engineering, and large-data processing....
Supervisor: Dr Tatsuo Sato

Work towards a PhD degree, that will develop a mathematical-computational model of the brain network dynamics consisting of the local and global...
Supervisor: Dr Steve Mehrkanoon

Our laboratory has recently discovered that select Toll like receptor agonists could be modified to present novel adjuvant properties - with broad...

Stem cell therapy holds immense potential as a treatment paradigm for a number of conditions. However, currently the therapeutic outcome is often...
Supervisor: Dr Mark Del Borgo

The Australian and New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry (ANZ-MTR) is managed by the Transfusion Research Unit at Monash University. The registry...
Supervisor: Dr Rosemary Sparrow

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common and severe psychiatric illness. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a complex endocrine disorder,...

Trauma confers risk for virtually all forms of psychopathology. The relationship between trauma, stress, resilience, psychopathology and clinical...

Cryo-electron tomography (CET) allows for the highest resolution cellular imaging possible at the moment. To get access to all areas of the cell we...
Supervisor: Dr Georg Ramm

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable disease that is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms...
Supervisor: Dr Angela Burge

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

Cycling for transport has the potential to lead to huge gains in population health (such as through increased physical activity) and environmental...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Beck

Despite effective therapy that suppresses HIV replication and prevents AIDS, people with HIV have double the risk of a number of co-morbid conditions...
Supervisor: Dr Anna Hearps

Hepatitis B infection affects over 257 million people worldwide and is a major public health issue. Without timely treatment, chronic hepatitis B...
Supervisor: Dr Jess Howell

Choosing Wisely Australia activities are being implemented in health services across Australia. The focus is on improving high value care and...

The Y-chromosome gene, SRY, is widely expressed in the male brain, such as the substantia nigra, ventral tegmental area (VTA), pre-frontal cortex (...
Supervisor: Dr Joohyung Lee

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