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The LCT-producing clostridia are an important group of pathogens that cause severe disease in both humans and animals. In most cases the diseases...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

The Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) was the first facility of its kind to open in the e English-speaking world and the Southern...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Higgs

The Victorian Women's Health Atlas https://victorianwomenshealthatlas.net.au/#!/ is a resource of publicly available data at the LGA level...
Supervisor: Dr Shelly Makleff

The incredible diversity of Australian mammals, including the remarkable radiation of marsupials, have been researched for over a century. Yet much...

Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vasculature, is essential for tumor growth and metastasis. In the last decade,...
Supervisor: Dr Katrina Colafella

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most important hormonal systems regulating both acute and chronic blood pressure. The main effector...

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are generated when patients develop autoimmunity to various proteins expressed in immune cells. These...

Snake venom contains many bioactive molecules and toxins with potential therapeutic applications, including anti-cancer. Snake venom proteins such as...
Supervisor: Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Background: Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are fibroblastic precursor cells that have the stem cell-like ability to differentiate into...

The growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Dr Rico Lee

Appendiceal carcinomas: A retrospective review of imaging and clinico-pathological factors that might predict need for colectomy

MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE 4-year Doctoral Program; Stipends: $33,413/year; Conference support: $5,000; Industry placement; Advanced...

Diagnosis of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke and non-stroke, seizure or no seizure and multiple sclerosis can be difficult for...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

Australian medical students and graduates have indicated that the preparation for their prescribing roles based on their pharmacology and...

This project investigates the novel architecture of the power system found in a bacterial flagellar motor specialised for locomotion in viscous...

A particular phenomenon of the electroencephalography (EEG) wave form is the sleep spindle, believed to function as mechanism through which long-term...

Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common and potentially curable cause of hypertension. We are part of a multidisciplinary NHMRC funded team...

The ASPREE clinical trial commenced in 2010 and finished in 2017, was a multi-centre clinical trial looking at whether low dose aspirin could prolong...
Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Orchard

Studies in the Ryan lab involve understanding how protein complexes are built and how mutations in proteins cause defects in assembly. Our models are...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

Early in pregnancy, the maternal vasculature undergoes dramatic adaptations to help support both the mother and the developing baby throughout...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Marshall

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