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Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 2.1 million adults in Australia, with the knee (KOA) being the most affected joint. By 2051, 3.15 million Australians...

Aerobic exercise facilitates neuroplasticity and has been linked to improvements in cognitive and motor function. These neuroplastic effects of...

Accurately determining the costs of intensive care is challenging. The increasing demand for intensive care, coupled with newer, more expensive...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Higgins

This study is intended to model the impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnoses in Victoria. You will use data from the Victorian Cancer Registry to...
Supervisor: Professor Sue Evans

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

Many children are prescribed balance tasks, exercises and games to aid participation and health. This research seeks to understand balance exercise...

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clinically and genetically complex malignant plasma cell disorder (PCD) manifesting as a multi-focal disease within the...

This project aims to design, synthesize and evaluate a novel class of oligonucleotides. Oligonucleotides have emerged as a revolutionary tool in...
Supervisor: Dr Nitin Patil

This project will use a novel consumer co-design approach to develop and test a person-centred falls prevention program for people with...

Non-ribosomal peptide synthesis is a complex biosynthetic process that produces many medically important peptide natural products, including several...

Computed Tomography (CT) allows for the cutting edge use of non-invasive anatomical imaging of the human body and is commonly used to diagnose...

Gastric cancer is associated with poor patient outcome due to advanced stage at diagnosis and lack of treatment options. Most deaths from GC occur as...

Inflammation-induced brain injury remains one of the main causes of lifelong disability after birth. There is no effective treatment. Elevated levels...
Supervisor: Dr Robert Galinsky

The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum employs metallo-aminopeptidase enzymes (PfMAP) that are required for parasite survival. Three of these...
Supervisor: Dr Sheena McGowan

New tests are required to diagnose malaria and other infectious diseases in resource-poor settings to enable prompt treatment and to strengthen...
Supervisor: Dr Jack Richards

An estimated 295,000 maternal deaths occur globally each year, most of which are preventable. The lack of medicines specifically developed for...
Supervisor: Dr Joshua Vogel

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is highly prevalent, with an estimated 370 million affected individuals worldwide, and this is predicted to double by 2030....
Supervisor: Professor Colby Zaph

Fibrosis is defined as the hardening and/or scarring of various organs including the heart and kidney, which usually results from abnormal wound...

Current clinical management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a common sleep disorder, uses constant positive airway pressure as first-line...
Supervisor: Dr Brad Edwards

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and major morbidity worldwide. Despite this, the current thrombolytic (clot busting) therapies remain...

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