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More than 200 children are diagnosed with high-risk cancer in Australia each year. Over 140 of these children still lose their life due to the...
Supervisor: Dr Pouya Faridi

The project aims to develop and deploy to the scientific community a robust method to target and isolate discrete regions within a frozen biological...

The study aims to understand how preterm babies develop the ability to recognise and understand faces. Exposure to faces and facial expressions are...

We introduced a novel concept of the functional role of CRP as a ‘pro-inflammatory agent'. This concept is based on our findings that pentameric...

the development of clinically relevant cancer models that recapitulate human cancer is key to both understanding biological mechanisms of cancer...
Supervisor: Dr Ron Firestein

Heart failure (HF) is the commonest cardiovascular cause for hospital admission in people aged >65years. It has become increasingly evident that...

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Malaysia, with ischaemic heart disease alone accounting for 15% of deaths in 2020....
Supervisor: Dr Amutha Ramadas

Adaptive optics (AO) are used to improve the performance of optical systems. Through the use of AO, it is possible to compensate for any distortion...

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive primary brain cancer, and with current conventional treatment the average life expectancy is only 12-18 months....
Supervisor: Dr Mastura Monif

Recruitment for this study has concluded, and analyses are in their early phases. The D2 study aims to establish whether subjects with diabetes and...
Supervisor: Prof Amy Brodtmann

Women with a history of gestational diabetes are at 10 times increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and twice as likely to develop...
Supervisor: Dr Siew Lim

Many patients with epilepsy suffer from debilitating mood disorders, including depression. These psychiatric conditions are the major determinants of...

Activated platelets have been shown to play an important role in cancer, inflammation and thrombotic diseases. This project would focus on...

Diabetes and its complications are arguably the epidemic of this century. The number of individuals with diabetes has doubled over the last 20 years...

In co-supervision with A/Prof Danijela Gasevic and others, I have projects available looking at the relationship between diet and healthy ageing....
Supervisor: Dr Alice Owen

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease resulting in the destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. T1D...

The aims of this study are to test the most effective way to provide feedback to clinicians and hospital executives. The project is being supported...

A range of studies in the field of digital health for improving the care of chronic conditions, in particular myocardial infarction (heart attack),...
Supervisor: Dr Farhad Fatehi

Shift workers frequently experience misalignment between the circadian pacemaker and the timing of sleep and wake. This leads to sleep disruption and...
Supervisor: Dr Tracey Sletten

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an important last-line treatment for advanced prostate cancer. ADT initially works well but eventually fails in...
Supervisor: Dr Renea Taylor

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