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Infertility is estimated to affect between 8 and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide [1] equating to as many as 186 million people [2]. More...
Supervisor: Dr Fabrizzio Horta

A cardinal feature of adaptive CD8+ T cell (also known as killer T cells) responses to infection is the rapid initiation of a proliferative response...

The National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 has identified increasing LARC uptake as a key measure of success in improving the sexual and...

Children presenting with suspected developmental or learning disabilities often present with underlying motor, sensory and perceptual skill problems...

This project aims to determine the molecular structure of the interface between novel peptide self-assemblies and cell membranes through x-ray...

The ATR-X syndrome, an X-linked recessive developmental disorder affecting males, belongs to a growing list of Intersex conditions which affect 1% of...

Many pregnancies in the first year after a birth are unintended, and can place significant physical, social and financial strain on women and their...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

The neonatal microbiome, in healthy full-term infants and in preterm infants presents with a highly dynamic nature. As such, the microbiome is...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

Bacteria secrete vesicles that traffic toxins to mitochondria of macrophages. This project will investigate how vesicle-delivered toxins kill...
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Naderer

The research of my group focuses on sleep in infants and children. This is of the utmost importance to the health of every baby and child. Sleep is...

**$5,000 Scholarship on Offer to Successful Honours Candidate** Early identification and referral of patients with unmet needs to supportive...
Supervisor: Dr Liane Ioannou

We know how important sleep is when one is recovering following illness and injury. However many things interrupt sleep in hospital settings both in...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Bats are a major reservoir of viruses such as Hendra virus, Ebola virus, and coronaviruses that are pathogenic in humans but not in bats. The reason...

This PhD will extend the work that is already done in terms of developing Bayesian spatio-temporal models which incorporate individual level data and...

The neural pathways that mediate appetite control many other functions, including mood, motivation, memory, attention and arousal, suppression of...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Lockie

Frailty is a condition in which the individual is vulnerable and at increased risk of poor health outcomes or death in the event of an illness or...
Supervisor: Dr Judy Lowthian

Motorised mobility scooters (MMS) offer many mobility benefits for older Australians who no longer drive, including maintenance of independent travel...
Supervisor: Dr Linda Barclay

Autoimmune vasculitis caused by loss of tolerance to neutrophil antigens (ANCA-associated vasculitis) results in severe kidney and respiratory tract...

Binocular rivalry refers to the perceptual alternation that occurs every few seconds when conflicting visual stimuli are presented, one to each eye....
Supervisor: Dr Steven Miller

Single-cell analyses are at the leading edge of technological development for cell biology. And, transcriptomics analyses at single-cell resolution...

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